There are many reasons that folks are not thrilled with the amalgam, or metal, fillings. One of the biggest reasons is that these fillings do not have a great look to them. They’re metal and stick out like a sore thumb when contrasting with the white teeth. The fear of a silver streak in your mouth should never be a reason for you to avoid dental treatment – an untreated cavity will turn into a bigger problem. That’s why New Essence Dentistry offers cosmetic fillings. These fillings are the same color as teeth so that you won’t feel self-conscious about the repairs that are performed to your teeth.
Dental fillings are the ideal treatment for shallow cavities that have not penetrated deeper than the enamel and into the pulp area. Cavities are formed when bacteria and other particulates get a chance to settle on teeth and create a chemical reaction that wears down the enamel. The good news is that cavities form slowly. If you are getting regular six-month cleanings from your dentist, then any cavities found will be in the early stages and will be much easier to fill with cosmetic fillings.
Cosmetic fillings are made from a composite resin. This resin is poured into the cavity, and the dentist will take time to shape it as it hardens. There are some great benefits to cosmetic fillings, and the biggest benefit is how the filling looks. The drawback to these fillings is that they are prone to chipping and cracking, so it is important to let the filling settle into place. A good dentist understands how to place these fillings so that you get the maximum benefit of the cosmetic aspect along with not having to worry about the filling failing anytime soon.
If you are having dental pain, it is important to see use at New Essence Dentistry right away. Getting early detection of cavities will allow us to perform cosmetic fillings, so your teeth look like nothing ever happened.