Tooth colored fillings part 2 (new york cosmetic dentist 10019)


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Dr. Catrise Austin is an expert New York Cosmetic Dentist. In 1908, she opened an office under the banner "VIP Smiles", a modern dental practice that boasts an impressive loyal following, including some of the warmest smiles in the entertainment industry.

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Tooth colored fillings part 2 (new york cosmetic dentist 10019)

  1. 1. Tooth-colored Fillings! (Part 2): Dr. Catrise Austin
  2. 2. Tooth-colored Fillings (Part 2): What are the pros and cons? §  Every dental procedure comes with a list of pros and cons. Here are my thoughts concerning the pros and cons of dental fillings: §  Pros: Tooth-colored fillings are as strong as metal fillings. They can even be used to repair back teeth, where pressure from chewing is greatest. Tooth-colored fillings also support the remaining tooth structure, helping to prevent breaks and cracks and insulating the tooth from extreme temperature changes. Additionally, because they contain no mercury, tooth-colored fillings eliminate the health risks associated with metal fillings.
  3. 3. Tooth-colored Fillings (Part 2): §  Cons: Because tooth-colored fillings require a more time- intensive procedure to apply, they can be slightly more costly then traditional metal fillings. If you choose the stronger porcelain inlay as your material, it requires an extra visit to complete the procedure. If you select the plastic composite resin as your material, your dentist has to hand sculpt your filling, which leaves room for errors in placement. Tooth colored fillings can pick up stains over time and lose their natural luster if they are not cared for properly. How much will it cost? §  Despite their many added benefits to metal fillings, tooth-colored, resin- based fillings are only moderately more expensive than the traditional variety, costing between $150 to $200 per filling.
  4. 4. Tooth-colored Fillings (Part 2): Will insurance cover this procedure? §  Tooth colored fillings placed on the back molar teeth are generally not fully covered by dental insurance. The rules for each insurance plan may differ depending on the benefits package that you choose. Typically, insurance companies do what’s called a “downgrade” where they will give the patient the money for a silver filling and then have the patient pay the difference between the cost of the white filling and silver filling. §  If your plan offers benefits for basic or major services such as plastic composite resin fillings or porcelain inlays, then they may cover your tooth colored filling. If you want to be certain of the benefits offered by your plan before starting your work, your dentist may be willing to submit a letter with x-rays to your insurance to get a pre-authorization of the procedure with fees that they will pay as well as fees that you will need to cover.
  5. 5. Tooth-colored Fillings (Part 2): How long will it last? §  The type of material used for your tooth-colored fillings will determine life expectancy. Porcelain inlays can last approximately 10 or more years. Plastic composite resins are expected to last an average of 3-5 years. §  A-List Advice: §  Be proactive about dental health now, while you are still in the planning stages. Brush and floss often and begin cutting down on the bad habits that have led to a less than A-List Smile, such as eating too much sugar, smoking or drinking too much coffee or tea. Having a happy, healthy mouth before you commit to any one or more of these procedures will ensure that the process goes smoothly – and looks beautiful.
  6. 6. Call Today for a Consultation! Dr. Catrise Austin 119 W. 57th Street, Suite 512 New York, New York 10019 Phone (212) 262-6054 Website: As a New York Cosmetic Dentist (10019), we offer a variety of dental services including but not limited to: Cosmetic Dentistry :: Dental Crowns :: Dental Health :: Dental Implants :: Family Dentistry :: General Dentistry :: Porcelain Veneers :: Composite Veneers :: Restorative Dentistry :: Braces :: Smile Makeover :: Teeth Whitening :: Sedation Dentistry. As a New York Cosmetic Dentist (10019), we serve the following areas: We serve patients all over the world as well as those in the following areas: Manhattan, NY :: Harlem, NY :: MidTown, NY :: New York, NY :: Time Square :: Upper West Side :: Upper East Side.