Composite Fillings

Tooth Colored Fillings and Composite Fillings in NYC


Also known as a composite filling, tooth colored fillings offer you a safer and more aesthetically pleasing alternative rather than metal amalgam fillings. Central Park Dentistry specializes in tooth colored fillings and composite fillings for patients in NYC. Some of the advantages of tooth colored fillings are used to upgrade the color of stained teeth as well as help correct and reform misshapen teeth. When considering tooth fillings, one of the options available is composite fillings which are made from durable plastics that are similar in color to natural teeth. Because the composite fillings are tooth-colored, they look more natural and are less noticeable compared to other types of fillings. If you want something more natural looking than traditional, metallic-colored gold or silver fillings, Central Park Cosmetic Dentistry offers the latest in tooth colored and composite fillings.

Our doctors will match your tooth colored fillings to the shade of your natural teeth by making them virtually invisible. Tooth colored fillings are made out of a durable composite resin material that does not change in size or shape in the presence of different temperatures. This material is bonded to your tooth and will withstand moderate chewing pressure. Our dental experts applies tooth colored fillings by placing the composite mixture directly on the tooth while the material is still soft. This results in newly restored teeth that are stronger and resistant against fracture.

The most desirable benefit of tooth colored fillings is their natural appearance. Metal amalgam fillings may have dark spots in the back of your teeth that can be seen when you talk and laugh. Your tooth colored filling will blend in perfectly with your natural teeth, which will make it virtually invisible.

Composite resins, or tooth-colored fillings, provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small- to mid-size fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing.

Who are they a good choice for?

  • People who prefer that their fillings look more natural.

Other Benefits:

  • Can be used on either front or back teeth
  • Compatible with sealants, allowing your dentist to perform both procedures in a single sitting and thus preventing further decay
  • Ability to bond to tooth structures

What are tooth colored fillings?

Tooth colored fillings, also called composite fillings, are used for small cavities or areas of decay. They are made of glass or quartz filler in a resin medium to provide strong, natural-looking restorations. This will help blend shades in order to almost exactly to match the color of your natural teeth.

Our staff will prepare your tooth by removing any decay and damaged tooth structure. Next we will place the paste-like composite resin into the hole in the back of your tooth, sculpting the paste so that it fits seamlessly for a comfortable bite. A special light hardens the filling solidly in place.

Replacing old fillings:

If you have metal fillings, failing fillings or fillings that have become discolored, our staff at Central Park Dentistry can replace them with beautiful tooth colored fillings at their dental clinic in NYC.

Replacing old metal fillings with tooth colored fillings will make a big difference and visually more appealing in your smile. You will no longer have dark metal spots in the back of your teeth.

How it works?

Composite fillings are usually done in one appointment. The process includes:

  • Drying of the tooth
  • Removing the decay
  • Placing the composite resin in layers in the tooth.
  • Hardening the layer
  • Shaping the hardened composite to resemble a tooth
  • Shaping the composite for a comfortable bite
  • Polishing the composite

Please contact Central Park Dentistry today to schedule your initial appointment for tooth colored fillings and composite fillings in NYC.