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