Traditionally, when a cavity is filled, a metal amalgam material is used. But not everyone is pleased with the way their teeth look when they smile with these metal (“silver”) fillings. You'll be happy to learn that there is an easy solution for this concern available at Sudbury Family Dental Care called cosmetic fillings. Find out more about the various filling materials available at this popular cosmetic dentistry office in Sudbury, MA.
What Are Cosmetic Fillings?
A dental filling is a crucial part of a successful cavity treatment—it protects the inner sections of the tooth from future damage after a cavity has been cleaned. A cosmetic filling is better known as a tooth-colored filling. As the name suggests, the material used is the same or a very similar color as the shade of your natural tooth. It is made of composite resin, porcelain or glass ionomer. When the material solidifies over the surface of the tooth, it’s virtually unnoticeable to the naked eye.
The Benefits of this Treatment
Tooth-colored fillings are increasing in demand as patients become more concerned with the appearance of their smiles. Consider the benefits of getting cosmetic fillings over other options:
- You can laugh as much as you want in social scenarios without worry that someone will notice that you had a cavity once
- Tooth-colored fillings are comparable to metal amalgam in terms of durability
- Cosmetic fillings made of porcelain are resistant to staining
- This treatment requires less tooth preparation compared to amalgam
Getting a Filling
Sudbury Family Dental Care specializes in both general and cosmetic dentistry. Your dentist can tell if you have a cavity that needs to be filled after a short examination. After the cavity is thoroughly cleaned, the filling will be added and bonded to the surface using a dental cement. You should avoid eating or drinking on that side of your mouth after the appointment as recommended by your dentist.
Strengthen and Freshen Up Your Smile with Cosmetic Fillings
Find out how cosmetic fillings can help you maintain your beautiful smile while also making your teeth stronger. Call 978-443-5193 today to schedule a consultation.
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