Decaying Teeth? Here’s Why You Should Look Into Cosmetic Filling

September 9, 2020 - By Bruce Michaelson
Decaying Teeth? Here’s Why You Should Look Into Cosmetic Filling

Dental cosmetic filling is a reparative procedure that aims to correct cracked, discolored, or decayed teeth. It is a cost-effective alternative, and it employs the least invasive cosmetic methods for treatment. The dentist uses a resin matching your teeth color to improve the overall appearance of the tooth.  

Tooth Colored Filling

As the teeth age, it is more prone to get discolored, chipped, broken, or decayed. Dental cosmetic filling is easy to perform and maintain when compared to other cosmetic procedures like veneers. It is the best option to correct small problems like tooth decay, spots on teeth, and at the same time, will preserve your natural tooth structure. 

It is the preferred choice of treatment for small corrections as it is a versatile process that sometimes does not require anesthesia or other numbing agents. The dentist will use dental resin to correct discoloration spots, fill in holes, and improve the tooth’s shape. A tooth colored filling usually lasts between three to ten years. 


  • The dentist will initially sand your teeth or remove decayed teeth by drilling so that the cosmetic filling can attach to it.
  • The dentist will then etch the teeth and apply a tooth colored adhesive agent as well as a conditioning agent.
  • The dental resin is applied to the teeth, and after, it will be shaped and molded to correct the decay and get the original shape of the tooth.
  • The dentist will then use an ultraviolet light of a specific frequency to harden the resin.
  • Small adjustments may be made right after hardening the resin. This is usually done with a rotary instrument. 


There are other benefits to this cosmetic procedure besides its versatility and simplicity. 

It is cost-effective in comparison to other procedures. In most cases, it can be completed within one session, making it a quick solution. You will only require multiple visits if you have several decays and cavities. It does not involve the use of anesthesia and numbing agents in most cases. 

The tooth prep for dental cosmetic filling does not require excessive enamel removal like other procedures. You can always get your teeth whitened with dental cosmetic filling, but make sure to check with your dentist before getting the treatment done.

How To Maintain Bonded Teeth

Like all other dental procedures, there are particular instructions to follow after a tooth colored filling is done. Follow an oral hygiene routine that includes brushing, flossing, and mouthwash. This is recommended for those with and without dental cosmetic filling. Great oral hygiene practices will enhance the durability of the teeth. The tooth colored material is prone to get stained; therefore, it is necessary to follow oral hygiene to maintain your pearly whites.

Avoid vaping, smoking, or using any other kinds of tobacco. Also, cut back on high staining beverages like coffee, wine as they are likely to stain the bonded teeth. Those who have a habit of grinding teeth should consult with the dentist and get a night guard to protect their bonded teeth. You should also avoid biting nails and chewing on ice, pens, or other hard substances to ensure the teeth’ durability.

At our dental clinic, we have a team of specialists who are experts in the different fields of dentistry. Contact us to repair your tooth decay.


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