Tooth-Colored Fillings Overview
Tooth-colored fillings are often used to repair cracks or to fill in damage to a tooth caused by decay. When harmful bacteria begin to thrive in your mouth, it can secrete an acid that eats away at your tooth’s enamel. In combination with poor dental hygiene, the result tends to produce cavities. If ignored, cavities will continue to grow, causing the tooth to become sensitive or even painful as the enamel is eroded away. That’s why the best treatment plan is to catch a cavity as early as possible. If dentist Dr. David Bistritz spots a cavity with our x-rays during an exam, he will often recommend tooth fillings to repair the damage. This treatment consists of a composite resin that can be colored to match the patient's natural teeth for a beautiful smile. Call Aventura Dental Center in Aventura, FL today to schedule an appointment.
Tooth-Colored Fillings Reviews
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"Dr.David Bistritz and all Aventura dental center stuff are very professional and very nice . I always was treated with care . Thank you for that"- M.S. / Facebook / May 03, 2018
"Outstanding dentist, staff and location. Got my appointment quickly, was taken in on time and procedure was painless."- J.M. / Facebook / May 06, 2018
"I absolutely love it here!"- C.G. / Google / Feb 17, 2018
"I am going to post 2 parts to this review. Part 1 is before treatment and part 2 will be after.Part 1:I have been needing to see a dentist for some time as I have not been a model dental patient. Like most people, fear kept me from seeing someone. Every day that went by, my situation got worse. I did a ton of research online for dentists in my area. I found 2 types of practices. The first were small practices who have no digital footprint to do my due diligence and the other were the cookie cutter corporate style dental groups who wanted my policy number before the correct spelling of my name.I found the doctor on Google and after feeling comfortable with what I saw, I made the call. The staff welcomed me from the first minute and addressed my concerns on the phone. There was no funny business in trying to "lure" me in. 100% transparency.I went in for x-rays and a consultation on 4/16. The hygenist was extremely gentle and when the Doctor came in, he really took the time to learn about me, my history and concerns and then followed it up by going in depth to what is going on in my mouth.In all transparency, I have had X-rays in the past and was told I needed a lot more done than I really do. The doctor is extremely honest and transparent.I will be returning next week to start my treatment!"- J.R. / Google / Apr 16, 2018
What to Expect with Tooth-Colored Fillings
A tooth-colored filling is typically performed at our office under local anesthesia to ease any pain and discomfort. Once the patient is prepared, Dr. Bistritz will use a drill to carefully remove the decayed area of the enamel. Then, he will etch the tooth with an acid gel to help bond the tooth-colored filling when it is placed. The resin is applied and hardened with a special light. Dr. Bistritz will continue to apply layers of resin and harden them until the tooth is strong and even. Any excess resin can be polished and smoothed with the drill.
Tooth-Colored Fillings Treatment Aftercare
Immediately after the filling is placed and dried, Dr. Bistritz will finish and polish the tooth for smooth edges. Once the anesthesia wears off, patients may notice sensitivity to heat, cold, pressure, and more. This sensitivity is only temporary and should not last more than 1 – 2 weeks. Patients should continue a good home oral care routine, including brushing and flossing, in addition to regular dental exams and cleanings. Dr. Bistritz will monitor the condition of your filling at each visit and help you determine when you need a replacement.
Tooth-Colored Fillings Insurance Coverage
Most dental insurance companies cover part of the cost of a tooth-colored filling whether it is a new filling or a replacement for an old silver amalgam (metal) filling. Our office will help patients determine their coverage and personal cost during the consultation. Patients who don't have or don't want to use their insurance have several payment and financing options through our office.
Plan Your Procedure
Cavities can happen to anyone, but they don't have to ruin the appearance and function of your teeth with tooth-colored fillings. Resin composite fillings cover areas of decay and strengthen the tooth while matching your natural tooth color to blend seamlessly. Call our office to set up a consultation to learn more about how tooth-colored fillings can repair your teeth while keeping your smile beautiful.