Cosmetic fillings are also known as composite fillings
Dr.Pinkhasova has a policy of using only cosmetic (white) fillings. Color-matched, metal free fillings are rapidly becoming the restoration of choice for top dentistry.
A filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite material.
Because composite fillings are tooth colored, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or the more visible areas of the teeth.
Dental restorations, composite fillings are very durable, and will last many years, giving you a long lasting, beautiful smile.
Reasons for composite fillings:
- Chipped teeth
- Closing spaces between two teeth
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Decayed teeth
- Worn teeth
Why Use Metal-Free Fillings?
- Aesthetically pleasing
- No harmful mercury
- No thin dark line over your gums
- Never react to hot and cold food or drink
- Bond directly with your tooth surface
How are composite fillings placed?
While the tooth is numb, your dentist will remove decay as necessary. The space will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared before the new filling is placed. If the decay was near the nerve of the tooth, a special medication will be applied for added protection. The composite filling will then be precisely placed, shaped and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape and function.
Dr. Pinkhasova prepares the composite then places it in layers using a specialized light that hardens each layer. She then uses a special tool to polish it. This in turn makes it more durable as it prevents staining and abrasion.