What Are Cosmetic Fillings?

By James B Lemmons D.D.S.
July 27, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Need a dental filling? Most people need at least one filling in their lifetime. Fillings are used to restore decayed, cracked, and broken teeth. fillingsCosmetic dental fillings are the most popular type of fillings because they blend with natural teeth. Dr. James Lemmons in Greensboro, NC offers a full range of dental services, including cosmetic fillings. Here's everything you need to know about cosmetic fillings. 

Cosmetic Fillings Overview

Your Greensboro, NC dentist use cosmetic fillings to treat cavities and repair broken teeth. A cosmetic filling is a way to restore a damaged tooth back to its normal shape and function. Cosmetic fillings are made of plastic and ceramic compounds. After it is bonded to the tooth, the composite resin hardens into a strong material that looks like your tooth.

Benefits of Cosmetic Fillings

Cosmetic fillings are one of one of the most durable and long-lasting options. They will help maintain the strength of your teeth and minimize the likelihood of future breakage. This makes them a reliable, long-term solution for cavities. Cosmetic fillings look completely natural and won’t be noticeable when you speak. Amalgam fillings are less popular than cosmetic fillings because of their silver-like appearance.

Cosmetic Filling Procedure

First, your dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth to be filled. The decay is removed and the area is cleansed to remove debris and bacteria before the dental restoration is completed. Next, your dentist will apply the tooth-colored material in layers. After the cosmetic filling is in, your dentist will finish and polish it.

Having cosmetic fillings done will do you a world of good. If you need a filling, call Dr. James Lemmons at 336-292-9290 now to schedule a dental consultation in Greensboro, NC. Cosmetic fillings have helped millions of people improve their smiles, boosting their confidence and improving their lives. And they will do the same for you.