Care for Your Smile by Learning About Composite Dental Fillings

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If dental erosion occurs to the point that a hole has formed in your tooth enamel, a cavity will be present. Cavities are extremely debilitating for your smile and can lead to further dental damage including infections and tooth loss. Thus, they must be treated as soon as they arise. In order to repair your smile, tooth restorations in the form of dental fillings can be used.

When treating your smile, always look for ways to enhance the visual appearance of it. If for any reason dental erosion has occurred to the point a hole has formed in the tooth enamel, a cavity will be present. Not only will the decaying tooth material need to be removed, but a dental filling will need to be placed in the cavity. Whereas dental amalgams leave a metallic shine, composite fillings can match the colors of your teeth.

Composite fillings, also known as tooth-colored fillings, are designed to blend in seamlessly with your smile. They can even be extremely effective for very small cavities that may be too difficult for other dental filling treatments to fill. In addition, they are extremely durable and can provide 7 to 10 years of continuous protection. If a composite filling needs to be replaced, it can be done so without having to remove the original filling. This can provide decades of support for a vulnerable tooth. Furthermore, composite fillings are extremely effective for sealing the margins of a tooth to prevent leakage.

Do you require more information about the benefits of composite dental fillings? With the skilled craftsmanship of Dr. Ryan Ross and our team at our office in San Luis Obispo, California, we can make sure your smile thrives with composite dental fillings. To book an appointment for composite dental fillings at Ryan M. Ross, DDS, feel free to contact us at 805-541-5800. We look forward to improving your oral health care!