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Cosmetic fillings are made of a tooth-colored composite resin, and so they give you a more aesthetically pleasing smile than other types of fillings might. These are a great choice for people who require fillings but like a more natural look.

It generally takes longer to place a composite filling than a metal one, but it is well worth it! The process takes longer because the tooth that the filling is fixing needs to be kept clean and dry while the cavity is being filled. The best choice for you would be to take preventative measures so that fillings are not needed in the first place, but if you do require a filling, we can help you!

Here at Barry Kinney in San Francisco, California, we are dedicated to helping you with all your oral health needs. Our dentist, Dr. Barry Kinney is an expert at filling cavities but hopes that you and your family will follow these important tips to preventing cavities, and therefore the need for fillings in the first place:

– Brushing your teeth twice daily with fluoride toothpaste

– Flossing daily, taking care to remove all food particles from between teeth

– Eating a balanced, low-sugar diet

– Visiting the dentist regularly for routine cleanings and oral examinations

We are here to help you with all your oral health needs. If you have any questions or concerns about composite fillings or would like to see if you might need one, please don’t hesitate to call at 415-647-7077 to schedule an appointment. We are eager for your next visit to our office and hope to help you be more confident in your smile.