Cosmetic fillings, commonly referred to as composite resin fillings, are tooth-colored in nature and help to replace decay that is found in one or more of your teeth. Because the fillings match the color of your existing enamel perfectly, they are virtually invisible to the naked eye. Plus, they are a wonderful option for patients who cannot have metal fillings or have had trouble with other types of fillings falling out.
What are Cosmetic Fillings?
Cosmetic fillings are placed when decay is found in one or more of your teeth. They are tooth-colored and will be matched specifically to the rest of your enamel so that they blend seamlessly into your smile. Cosmetic fillings can be placed on just about any tooth in your mouth, whether this is a back molar or in the front where it will be seen more frequently.
Why Are They a Good Choice?
Cosmetic fillings blend into the rest of your smile, preventing from anyone knowing you have any filling work in your mouth at all. Plus, they are ideal for areas where traditional amalgam (metal) fillings have fallen out. Because cosmetic fillings come in a range of tooth colors, the filling that is placed in your mouth is going to match the rest of your dentin perfectly.
Reasons to Consider Cosmetic Fillings
Cosmetic fillings are ideal for all types of patients and all ages. It’s important to consult with the dentist to ensure you are a viable candidate for the procedure. Some of the reasons to consider cosmetic fillings include:
- A seamless, white smile
- Better adhesion in areas where other fillings have fallen out
- You need a filling placed in the front of your smile where it’ll be more obvious
- You want to get rid of the metal fillings you currently have
If you want cosmetic fillings, contact us today!