What is a filling?
A filling is a dental procedure in which material is used to “fill” areas of a decayed tooth. By inserting a filling in the decayed area, this procedure helps prevent the spread of decay and improve the overall structure of the tooth.
What is a cosmetic filling?
Traditional fillings are silver amalgam. Though they may be more durable, their silver appearance can grab the wrong attention to your smile. A cosmetic filling or composite white filling is white in color and gives a more natural appearance as it blends nicely with existing teeth.
Contact Dr. Bartlett and her team at Bartlett Family Dentistry if you have any questions about cosmetic fillings or to schedule an appointment.