Cosmetic dental fillings are used to aesthetically restore teeth that have been damaged or decayed. Also known as white fillings, composite fillings, or tooth-colored fillings, cosmetic fillings are created from composite resin. Composite resin is a durable material that is available in a wide variety of shades; our talented dentist, Dr. Everett Eklund, will match the shade of the composite resin to your natural tooth color for a natural-looking, aesthetic restoration. Composite resin contains no mercury or other metals, as amalgam fillings do, that may be harmful to your health. In addition, the composite resin bonds with the natural tooth structure to strengthen the tooth and prevent further decay in the future.
Dr. Everett Eklund may suggest a cosmetic filling if the decay or damage is not extensive enough to require the use of a dental crown. To place the filling and restore your smile, he will first remove the decayed portion of the tooth and clean the tooth. He will then fill in the tooth with composite resin and shape the filling to perfectly fit your bite. White cosmetic dental fillings in Hagerstown, Maryland, typically require only one comfortable visit to Potomac Dental Centre. For more information on the advantages of cosmetic fillings, we invite you to contact us at 301-790-2007 today.