Why do I need a filling?
A cavity is tooth structure that has been weakened by decay. When your dentist at Smile 32 Dental Centers removes this decay, they replaces the removed structure with a filling to protect and retain the structure of the tooth. It is called a filling because it fills the space where the decay in the tooth has been removed.
What are cosmetic or tooth-colored fillings?
When your dentist at Smile 32 Dental Centers removes tooth decay, they replaces the removed structure with a filling to protect and retain the structure of the tooth. Traditionally, dentists have used metal “amalgam” fillings for this purpose. Cosmetic fillings, also known as composite fillings or tooth-colored fillings, are a tooth-colored alternative to traditional amalgam fillings. They are made of a composite plastic resin, and they look just like natural teeth.
What are the advantages of cosmetic fillings?
The most obvious advantage of the cosmetic fillings is that they are nearly invisible in your mouth. They won’t stand out as dark spots in that beautiful smile you’ve been working hard to get. Cosmetic fillings bond very tightly to your existing teeth and work extremely well for small cavities.
Am I a good candidate for cosmetic fillings?
Anyone who has a filling in their mouth or needs a cavity filled should certainly ask the dentists at Smile 32 Dental Centers about cosmetic fillings. They are strong and durable and look almost invisible. If you want the very best for your smile, then you want to use materials that appear very natural and tooth-like. That is exactly what cosmetic fillings were designed for.