Cosmetic filling is a white composite, the same color of the natural teeth, used to treat teeth problems occurred because of different reasons like decay, gaps among teeth or fractures. It improves the aesthetics and the function of the teeth.
Dentist may need to make little holes in the teeth, about 1mm; to carry out the process. It normally takes 2 to 3 sessions to be performed.
When to make Cosmetic Fillings:
• Teeth decay
• Root canals treatment
• Teeth fractures
Advantages of cosmetic fillings:
• Add additional strength to the surface of the teeth. UV rays may be used to harden the filling, unlike silver amalgam fillings which requires more effort to be prepared.
• Its white color makes it suitable to be used with front teeth
• Immediately after the procedure, you may practice your normal life. You also may make more than one tooth in the same session
• It strengthens the surface of the teeth and improves the aesthetics and the function of the teeth.
How is a filling performed?
Dentist begins with cleaning the place where the fillings will be placed, especially in case of teeth decay. In case of root canal problems, dentist may need to treat the problem first. Then the dentist prepares the fillings and molds them to match the shape of the surrounding tooth. Finally, he exposes the filling to UV rays to harden it.
In case the filling used for the front teeth, dentist give the composite a final polish to ensure it has that clean white look and fits with the rest of your teeth.
Taking care of cosmetic fillings:
With daily care and with avoiding bite hard objects, fillings may last for 10 years.