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What you need to know about cosmetic fillings

Cosmetic fillings, also called tooth-colored fillings, improve the look of your smile by blending naturally and seamlessly with your existingcosmetic fillings teeth. They also improve your chewing function by repairing damaged and broken teeth. They are one of the most versatile dental treatments available to restore your smile to greatness. Dr. Aaron M. Schertzer, of Advanced Dental Arts in Oakville, Missouri, wants you to know how cosmetic fillings can help you and your smile.

Your Oakville dentist wants you to know cosmetic fillings are the perfect dental treatment to improve the look and function of teeth that are:

  • Decayed from bacterial plaque and inadequate oral hygiene
  • Damaged and broken from trauma or injury
  • Chipped and cracked from aging and overuse
  • Badly stained or discolored from coffee, smoking or medications

Cosmetic fillings can replace ugly, old, broken, metal (amalgam) fillings with a completely natural-looking, completely beautiful look that matches your existing tooth color. They also help the function of your teeth, because the filling material will actually hold your tooth together, much like cement. In contrast, metal fillings can weaken your tooth by creating a wedge between different sections. When you bite down, the metal filling can break, taking a piece of your tooth with it.

Cosmetic fillings are created with composite, a liquid resin material that Dr. Schertzer can sculpt and mold to match your teeth perfectly. The composite material is hardened with a special ultraviolet light, and your new filling is then polished to perfection.

This procedure has many advantages when compared with other dental fillings. Cosmetic fillings will provide you with years of excellent service and these great benefits:

  • Beauty: because they are created from composite, a material that looks just like your natural teeth
  • A natural look: because Dr. Schertzer will color-match the composite to your teeth perfectly
  • Strong protection: because composite bonds broken parts of your tooth together

You and your smile deserve an improved look and function . Don’t settle for old, unsightly metal fillings that will detract from your smile. Now, thanks to cosmetic fillings, you can have beauty and function together in the same dental treatment. When you replace the broken down metal fillings, your friends will notice your smile and not your fillings! It’s time to call Dr. Aaron M. Schertzer of Advanced Dental Arts in Oakville, Missouri today for a dental appointment to improve the look of your mouth!