Cosmetic Dental Fillings
Bloomfield Hills, MI
There are more choices available in dentistry than ever before, including cosmetic dental fillings, which, just as they sound, are chosen largely for aesthetic reasons. Want a great smile? Cosmetic fillings are tooth-colored as opposed to the standard silver amalgam fillings many of us have.
What Are Cosmetic Dental Fillings?
Fillings are used to treat tooth decay or restore a damaged tooth, and they’re either silver amalgam – which are still among the more common fillings – or white composite fillings. The material is inserted into the tooth both to repair damage and to prevent spread of decay, particularly to the root where decay can lead to infection.
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Cosmetic dental fillings are made of a synthetic combination of acrylic resin and powdered glass-like particles which is white in color, and so matches and blends in with your own teeth.
Why Choose Cosmetic Fillings?
Most people choose cosmetic dental fillings for aesthetic reasons – they’re virtually impossible to detect, look completely natural, and there is no silver to ruin that perfect smile.
Plus concerns have been raised about the safety of silver amalgam fillings, prompting some people to replace them with cosmetic fillings. Some people, particularly those with a family history of allergies to metal, are allergic to one or more of the components of silver amalgam fillings. Cosmetic fillings will eliminate the fear of an allergic reaction.
While fillings last for years, most will need to be replaced eventually. The composite of cosmetic dental fillings is very durable and can withstand the daily wear and tear of chewing and biting.
Cosmetic fillings will be inserted in one visit to your dentist, who will drill a small hole within the tooth, remove any decay from the affected tooth, and then pack it with the filling. Your dentist will polish your cosmetic dental filling to a white shine to resemble the rest of your teeth.
Let our team at Dr. Scott J. Owens DDS help you achieve the perfect smile! Call us today at 248-600-4521 to schedule an appointment.
Scott J Owens DDS Cosmetic & Family Dentists
Monday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m.–1 p.m.
2nd Saturday of month 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
32931 Middlebelt Rd. Suite #608
Farmington Hills, MI 48334