To mimic the appearance of your natural teeth, modern dental fillings are being made with ceramic and plastic compounds. These compounds, often called composite resins, are usually used on the front teeth where a natural appearance is more important. They can also be used on your back teeth, depending on the extent of any tooth decay and location. Our Brockton cosmetic dentist at Easton Smiles has been brightening smiles for over 13 years and is well educated and expertly trained in cosmetic dental fillings.
As an alternative to traditional metal dental fillings, tooth-colored composite dental fillings are made of plastic dental resin. Our Brockton cosmetic dentist applies composite dental fillings in thin layers and slowly builds them up to form the complete filling. An intense dental light hardens each layer before the next one is applied. A major advantage of composite fillings is that less of the healthy part of your tooth needs to be removed to hold the filling in place because the materials used bond so well to your teeth. Strong and durable, these fillings make for a very natural looking smile and many dental insurance plans cover them. Once your filling is done, a special articulating paper will be used to adjust the height of your dental filling so that your bite remains correct, before your tooth is polished.
For the obvious cosmetic benefit, tooth-colored fillings are definitely preferred, but if the decayed area is large or is subject to heavy chewing pressure, our Brockton cosmetic dentist may recommend another type of material or restoration. With cutting-edge advancements in modern dental materials and procedures, new ways to create more pleasing, natural looking smiles are now available. Researchers are constantly working to develop esthetically attractive materials, such as plastic and ceramic compounds that mimic the look of your natural teeth. Restorative dentistry recreates a tooth that not only looks natural but responds naturally as well. Our dedicated team at Easton Smiles incorporates the latest technologies with reliability and compassion to provide you with the highest quality cosmetic dental fillings.