Are you looking for a tooth-colored alternative to traditional amalgam fillings? Cosmetic fillings, also known as composite fillings or tooth-colored fillings, are the perfect solution. They are made of a composite plastic resin and look the same as natural teeth. The compound used for cosmetic fillings is composed of acrylic resin and porcelain particles that mimic the natural color of teeth. No one will notice that you have fillings because they will blend in with your molars and bicuspids. A cosmetic filling is a procedure your dentist performs to improve the aesthetics and often function of your teeth.
Depending on the location of the tooth and the materials that the dentist uses in his office, cosmetic filling can be made of several materials. At Porter Dental, we can also use cosmetic fillers to stop the spread of cavities and help repair a damaged tooth. Fillings are used to fill cavities or strengthen a weak tooth. Older adults may remember that silver amalgam fillings were once the most popular, if not the only, type of filling available in the dental office. Silver amalgam is known for its durability, strength, and ability to withstand strong chewing forces.
However, it's not the most discreet solution as its silver color stands out and can stain teeth. Some patients are also concerned about the possible harmful effects of mercury vapor on amalgam fillings. In short, a filling is a procedure in which an amalgam of silver or gold or other material is used to treat a tooth with decay. The material is inserted into the cavity to protect the remaining part of the natural tooth and prevent any other decay, which spreads to the root, from causing an abscess or serious infection. The compound used for cosmetic fillings is a mixture of glass-like powder particles and acrylic resin that produces a tooth-colored filling. Cosmetic fillings work wonderfully for cavities as they allow most of the healthy tooth structure to be preserved while also serving to hold that structure firmly together to prevent fractures and further decay.
Porcelain fillings repair larger cavities, especially in molars. Also called inlays and onlays, these partial porcelain crowns are found in or on the cusps or corners of a large tooth. Once your dentist completes your cosmetic dental filling, it'll look completely natural and won't be noticed when you smile or talk. Durable cosmetic fillings, adhered directly to the tooth structure and beautiful cosmetic fillings from your team of dentists strengthen and beautify teeth for many additional years of service. Your Cincinnati Cosmetic dentist will increase your confidence by restoring your dental cavities without any visible changes to your natural teeth. If cosmetic fillings are the most appropriate treatment option for you, your dentist will perform the procedure at a time that is most convenient for you.