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The Benefits of Cosmetic Fillings

Posted by DR. MITBAVKAR on Mar 26 2020, 10:19 PM

You don’t have to go around with a mouth full of silver after getting your cavities filled. The advancement in the field of dental technology has brought into existence the materials that can restore your teeth aesthetically, providing a natural look. Among those materials, cosmetic fillings are a quite popular one!

The composite fillings are made from a mixture of glass and acrylic resin and also are a popular alternative to silver amalgam fillings. They have the property of hardening into a tooth-colored material. They are virtually invisible, as compared to that of your natural teeth. 

What are the benefits of cosmetic fillings?

Cosmetic fillings have certain benefits that include:

Pleasing appearance:  These fillings look very natural and are not even noticeable when you speak or smile.

Minimal preparation:  Before their placement, they require less healthy tooth structure removed as compared to traditional amalgam fillings.

Prevent decay:  People who are at high risk of decay, glass ionomer in fillings releases a bit of fluoride for extra protection.

Maintain tooth health:  Cosmetic fillings can fill all small or medium-sized cavities. Hence, they can preserve most of the healthy tooth structure.

Avoid metal allergens:  People allergic to the metals can restore their teeth without any risk of an allergic reaction.

Build up tooth structure:  Through bonding, they can also fill in minor gaps, chips, or worn areas of the teeth to provide a better function and appearance.

How can you keep your fillings healthy?

You can keep your teeth clean and practice good oral hygiene habits by following the list below:

  • Brush twice and floss once a day.
  • Visit your dentist twice a year for cleanings and examinations.
  • Limit foods and drinks that stain. Do not smoke.
  • Smoking can stain your teeth and restorations as well.
  • Eat a healthy diet and limit the consumption of sugary snacks to avoid additional cavities.


Schedule an online appointment or call us at (408) 226-1600 to have a consultation with Dr. Mitbavkar and we’ll be happy to guide you further. 


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