About Tooth-Colored Fillings
Our dental practice in Washington, DC, City Smiles DC, offers the newest dental fillings, including ceramic and plastic compounds that mimic the appearance of natural teeth. Tooth-colored fillings will maintain the appearance of healthy smile without noticeable metal fillings when you open your mouth. Our board-certified general dentist, Dr. Stuart Ross, can fill your cavities with a material that is matched to the shade of your natural teeth for seamless blending of color. Traditional dental restoratives, or fillings, may include gold, porcelain, and a composite material. The strength and durability of traditional dental materials continue to be useful for situations where restored teeth must withstand extreme forces in chewing, such as in the back of the mouth. However, we recommend tooth-colored fillings for a patient's beautiful smile, as well as protection against cavities, decay, and infection. Learn more about tooth-colored fillings at your next appointment.
Tooth-Colored Fillings Reviews
"I love the staff at City Smiles, from day one they’ve done everything they could do to make me feel comfortable, the staff really cares about you! Dr. Ross is knowledgeable, sensitive and so caring! Called me after a filling to check on me.. knowing how nervous I was. The entire practice is fantastic!"- K.R. / Google / Aug 24, 2018
What to Expect
The dentist offers patients a one-of-a-kind experience when undergoing a filling procedure. Prior to the procedure, the patient’s tooth is photographed and measured to create a filling that is comfortable and matches the shade of their tooth. The filling, made of resin, is then bonded to the tooth. The procedure seeks to create a filling that perfectly fits your tooth and covers the entire area that needs protection. This procedure can cause minor pain and discomfort, so most patients will not be able to immediately return to their regular routines.
Following filling procedure, patients will need time, at least 1 – 3 hours, to allow their anesthesia to wear off before they can leave the office. Patients should be cautious in talking or chewing so they do not bite the inside of their mouth or tongue while the area is numb. The gums may also be tender or sore at the injection site, but this will subside in a day or so. The tooth or teeth will be sensitive to hot or cold liquids or food for a short time, this is normal and temporary. Should patients feel any extreme discomfort or unevenness in the tooth after the anesthesia has worn off, please call our office immediately. Patients should not expect to receive any medication or special instructions unless directed by the dentist during their consultation or after surgery.
Like other dental procedures, the cost of a tooth-colored filling is dependent upon the amount of work that needs to be done and the materials needed. The average cost for a filling typically ranges between $225 to $500 per tooth. Patients should contact their insurance company prior to visiting our office, to inquire if this procedure is covered within their policy. For those without insurance or looking to pay the cost out of pocket, payment options can be discussed during consultation.
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Our dental office would be honored to help you achieve the smile you’ve been dreaming of. Our tooth-colored fillings help to maintain the overall beauty of your smile as well as ensuring that you can have comfort. Schedule an appointment at City Smiles DC to see if tooth-colored filling are the right treatment for you.