When teeth are damaged due to dental erosion, harmful acids can chew away at a tooth until a hole forms in the tooth enamel. At this point, a cavity will be present. In order to eradicate cavities, a visit to your dentist will be needed for a dental filling. One highly effective dental filling option to consider is a composite dental filling, also known as tooth-colored fillings.
If you are in need of a dental filling, a composite filling is a good choice to consider. Composite fillings, also known as tooth-colored composites, are designed to mimic the natural look of your teeth. Furthermore, composite dental fillings are mercury-free which can be a huge benefit for any individuals who may be allergic to mercury.
In addition, composite fillings are extremely durable and preventive to tooth fracture. They typically last 7 to 10 years and can be easily replaced if they are damaged. When a composite filling needs to be replaced, a new one can be placed over the top of the original without having to remove the original.
When applying composite fillings, it is important to understand that they are extremely durable and can be used to help seal the margins of a tooth. This ensures that your filling will not leak as can often be the case with dental amalgams. In addition, tooth-colored composites, will be able to seamlessly blend with the rest of your teeth to ensure that no metallic shine will linger on after they are replaced.
There truly is no better way to enhance your smile than with composite dental fillings. If you would like to discuss composite dental fillings and have your teeth examined by our team, please book an appointment with Dr. Michele S Tratos and our team at our dentist office. To initiate a visit with us in Las Vegas, Nevada, call our office at 702-369-8730.