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At NYC Dental Lounge in Midtown Manhattan, we believe that dental care is an essential part of self-care. Dr. JoAnna Pufnock, a highly qualified and skilled dentist, has a mission to elevate the dental experience and make her practice a relaxing sanctuary in the city. Fillings may be an unwelcome fact of life for many of us, but NYC Dental Lounge is here to make your experience pleasant! 

As part of our commitment to the health and beauty of your smile, we offer BPA-free, tooth-colored composite fillings. The dental composite resin is durable and matched precisely to the shade of your teeth so you get restored function and confidence.

What is a Cavity?

Cavities, or dental caries, are lesions in the tooth’s enamel that threaten the tooth’s structure. Left untreated, cavities can cause pain, infections, tooth loss, and gum disease. Dr. JoAnna Pufnock is a general dentist in NYC who treats cavities skillfully and quickly to restore your healthy bite and smile. 

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Also known as composite fillings, tooth-colored fillings are made of BPA-free dental quartz composite resin. This high-quality, durable filling material can last with proper homecare habits and routine checkups. We love BPA-free composite fillings for the following reasons:

  • Composite fillings contain no metal or mercury. 
  • Research into their longevity finds that at least 60% of composite fillings last more than ten years. 
  • Tooth-colored fillings are aesthetically pleasing because they’re virtually invisible.
  • This popular filling material is free of the hazardous chemical BPA. 

Do Fillings Hurt?

Thanks to anesthesia, treating cavities is a comfortable experience. However, we know that you may have anxiety about it. Dental Lounge offers comfort options in our calming, spa-like atmosphere, including aromatherapy.

Benefits of Tooth Filing

Enhanced Aesthetics:

Tooth filing is a versatile cosmetic treatment that can address various aesthetic concerns, including uneven tooth lengths, minor chips, and irregular shapes. By carefully sculpting the enamel, our skilled dentists can create a seamless and balanced smile that exudes confidence and charm.

Improved Functionality:

Beyond its cosmetic benefits, tooth filing can also enhance the functionality of your teeth. By eliminating rough edges and irregularities, tooth filing can improve bite alignment, reducing the risk of discomfort or uneven wear on the teeth.

Conservative Approach:

Unlike more invasive procedures such as dental crowns or veneers, tooth filing preserves the natural structure of the tooth. By strategically removing small amounts of enamel, we can achieve remarkable results while maintaining the integrity and strength of your teeth.

Instant Results:

One of the greatest advantages of tooth filing is its immediate impact on your smile. With minimal discomfort and downtime, you can enjoy a noticeably improved appearance in just one visit to our state-of-the-art dental practice.

Dental Bonding and Tooth-Colored Fillings in NYC

Dental Lounge located in Midtown Manhattan provides durable and aesthetic fillings to restore your smile with personally tailored dental care to meet your individual needs. Reach out to us today to learn more about fillings and other restorative services at Dental Lounge.

Dental Bonding

Something between a composite filling and a veneer, bonding can repair chipped, cracked and worn teeth. Using the same composite material as tooth-colored fillings, to repair a tooth with dental bonding, the dentist applies the putty-like resin in phases and uses an LED light to cure it. 

You’ll be able to eat almost immediately after your treatment after your anesthesia wears off. The longevity of any restoration, including dental bonding, depends on its location in your mouth, how much chewing pressure it receives, and how it is protected.

At NYC Dental Lounge, we tailor our care to meet your needs while making each appointment a relaxing experience.

Benefits of Tooth Bonding

Versatility and Customization

Tooth bonding, also known as dental bonding, is a versatile cosmetic procedure that offers a wide range of benefits for enhancing the appearance of your smile. Whether you’re looking to repair a chipped tooth, close gaps between teeth, or conceal discoloration, tooth bonding can be customized to address your specific concerns and achieve your desired aesthetic goals.

Conservative Treatment Approach

One of the key advantages of tooth bonding is its conservative nature. Unlike more invasive treatments such as dental crowns or veneers, which require the removal of significant tooth structure, tooth bonding involves the application of a tooth-colored composite resin directly to the affected tooth. This minimal alteration preserves the natural integrity of your teeth while still delivering dramatic cosmetic improvements.

Immediate Results

With tooth bonding, you can enjoy immediate results in just one visit to our dental practice. Our skilled dentists will carefully sculpt and shape the composite resin to seamlessly blend with your natural teeth, creating a beautifully harmonious smile that looks and feels completely natural. Whether you have a special event coming up or simply want to rejuvenate your smile, tooth bonding offers a quick and convenient solution with minimal downtime.

Durable and Long-Lasting

Despite its minimally invasive nature, tooth bonding is remarkably durable and long-lasting when properly cared for. The composite resin used in the bonding process is highly resilient and resistant to staining, allowing you to enjoy your newly enhanced smile for years to come with regular brushing, flossing, and routine dental check-ups.


Tooth filing, also known as dental contouring, is typically suitable for addressing minor imperfections and reshaping the enamel of teeth. While it can be an effective solution for many cosmetic concerns such as uneven edges, small chips, and irregular shapes, there are certain limitations to consider. Tooth filing may not be recommended for teeth with extensive damage or structural issues that require more extensive treatment options such as dental crowns or veneers. During your consultation at NYC Dental Lounge, our experienced dentists will assess your unique dental needs and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan tailored to achieve your desired results.

Tooth filing is considered a permanent alteration to the tooth’s structure, as it involves the removal of enamel, which does not regenerate. However, it’s essential to understand that the effects of tooth filing can be long-lasting but may require maintenance over time. While the reshaped enamel does not grow back, it can still be subject to wear and tear, just like natural teeth. With proper oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups, you can help preserve the results of your tooth filing procedure for years to come. Our team at NYC Dental Lounge will provide you with comprehensive aftercare instructions to ensure the longevity and stability of your newly enhanced smile.

Tooth filing is a minimally invasive procedure that typically does not require anesthesia. While some patients may experience mild discomfort or sensitivity during the treatment, it is generally well-tolerated and relatively painless. Our skilled dentists at NYC Dental Lounge prioritize your comfort and will take every measure to ensure a positive experience throughout the procedure. If you have any concerns about pain management or anxiety, please don’t hesitate to discuss them with our team, as we offer various sedation options to help you relax and feel at ease during your tooth filing appointment.

Tooth filing can be an effective solution for addressing minor gaps or spaces between teeth, also known as diastemas. By carefully reshaping the enamel and adjusting the proportions of the teeth, tooth filing can create a more uniform and harmonious smile. However, it’s essential to note that the suitability of tooth filing for closing gaps between teeth depends on the size and location of the gaps, as well as the overall alignment of your teeth and jaw. During your consultation at NYC Dental Lounge, our experienced dentists will evaluate your specific dental concerns and recommend the most appropriate treatment options to achieve your desired aesthetic goals.

Recovery from tooth filing is typically swift, with minimal downtime or discomfort. Most patients can resume their normal activities immediately after the procedure, as there is no significant recovery period required. However, you may experience some minor sensitivity or discomfort in the treated teeth for a short period following the procedure. This sensitivity usually resolves within a few days as your teeth adjust to their new shape. Our team at NYC Dental Lounge will provide you with personalized aftercare instructions to help you manage any post-treatment discomfort and ensure a smooth recovery process. If you have any concerns or questions about your recovery, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for guidance and support.

Contact Us For Premium Tooth Or Dental Fillings

Ready to take the first step towards a healthier, more radiant smile? We invite you to contact NYC Dental Lounge today to schedule your personalized consultation. Our friendly and knowledgeable team is here to answer any questions you may have and assist you in scheduling an appointment that fits seamlessly into your busy lifestyle. Whether you’re interested in tooth filing, tooth bonding, or any other cosmetic or restorative dental procedure, we’re committed to providing you with exceptional care and unparalleled results. Don’t wait any longer to achieve the smile of your dreams – contact us today and discover the difference that NYC Dental Lounge can make in your dental health and confidence!