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By James P. Zimmerman D.D.S, F.A.G.D.
December 03, 2020
Category: Dental Health
Tags: Cosmetic Fillings  

Cosmetic fillings are a discreet option for restoring teeth damaged by decay. What sets cosmetic fillings apart from other types of dental fillings is that they are tooth-colored so they blend in with the natural teeth. Dr. James Zimmerman, the skilled dentist at our office in Woodland, CA, can restore damaged teeth discreetly with cosmetic fillings.

What are Cosmetic Fillings?

Cosmetic fillings are a type of dental filling for restoring teeth affected by decay. They help restore teeth by filling in and sealing damaged areas where infection or decay has left empty cavities in teeth. These fillings can also be referred to as composite fillings or tooth-colored fillings since they closely match the color of natural teeth.

Cosmetic fillings are usually made from a composite blend of materials, including plastic resin and glass fillers. They can also be made from porcelain or glass ionomer. The experienced dentist at our office in Woodland, CA, can help you decide if cosmetic fillings are the right choice for you.

Benefits of Cosmetic Fillings

There are many benefits that come with choosing cosmetic fillings. One of the most exciting benefits is that they are tooth-colored so the filling material blends in with the surrounding tooth. Another significant advantage of cosmetic fillings is that the material bonds to the natural tooth as it hardens and dries. The benefit of bonding is that less drilling and fewer undercuts are needed to help the filling material stay in place, which means a greater amount of the natural tooth structure can be preserved.

The benefits of cosmetic fillings include:

  • Strengthening and restoring teeth affected by damage or decay
  • Stopping the spread of infection and decay to other teeth
  • Restoring biting and chewing functions in damaged teeth
  • Preserving a greater amount of healthy tooth structure

Cosmetic fillings strengthen and restore your teeth discreetly. Dr. Zimmerman can help determine if this discreet option for you. To schedule an appointment with the dentist, call our office in Woodland, CA, at (530) 661-1155.

By James P. Zimmerman D.D.S, F.A.G.D.
May 08, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Cosmetic Fillings  

 Cosmetic fillings from your dentist in Woodland, California can give you a beautiful smile

When you think of dental fillings, do you think of large, bulky, unsightly metal fillings? If so, it’s time to think differently! Today’s fillings do smilemore than just restore cavities—they can also increase the beauty of your smile! Dr. James P. Zimmerman in Woodland, CA, offers cosmetic fillings to restore your teeth and give you a great looking smile!

 

What fillings can do for you!

Tooth-colored fillings use a high-tech liquid resin material known as composite. Composite can be matched to the color of your teeth to create a seamless, uniform smile. It can also be sculpted to match the natural contours of your teeth; no more metal smile!

Cosmetic fillings with composite also work differently than metal fillings. That’s because the composite resin is bonded on to your natural tooth structure, strengthening the structural integrity of your tooth. In contrast, metal fillings can actually weaken teeth by dividing a tooth into sections, which can break off when you bite down or chew.

Cosmetic fillings are not just attractive—they can also repair the same dental issues as conventional metal fillings, including:

  • Cavities caused by dental decay
  • Broken, damaged, or cracked teeth due to trauma
  • Worn-down or chipped teeth due to aging teeth grinding

When you choose cosmetic fillings to restore your teeth, you can count on:

  • A naturally beautiful appearance that blends with your smile
  • No more metallic taste in your mouth from metal fillings
  • A stronger filling because the material is chemically bonded to your tooth

 

Need care? Give us a call!

Cosmetic fillings are the state-of-the-art way to restore your teeth and your smile. To find out more about tooth-colored fillings, call Dr. James P. Zimmerman in Woodland, California. Get started on your beautiful new smile by calling (530) 661-1155 today!