Due to the risks associated with cavities and tooth decay, it is important to make sure you are maintaining effective oral health care and hygiene routines to prevent cavities from arising. However, if a hole does form in your tooth, it will need to be treated as soon as possible. Not only must it be removed, but the cleaned-out cavity will also need to be filled in with what is known as a dental filling.
Keeping your smile safe from the risk of dental erosion is a task that should be done on a day-to-day basis. Not only do effective oral health care and hygiene treatments help to keep your smile clean, but they also lower the risk of your tooth enamel damage. However, if a hole has formed in your tooth enamel, a cavity will be present. You will need to take the decaying material out and replace it with a dental filling. This will help restore the function of the tooth and prevent further damage from occurring. One highly effective treatment option to consider is a composite dental filling.
Composite dental fillings are designed to be color matched to the natural aesthetics of your smile. They’re also referred to tooth-colored fillings for this very reason. In addition, they are extremely durable and can last up to 10 years of continuous protection. Furthermore, they can be repaired many times over without removing the original filling allowing them to add decades of support to a tooth. They can even be used on cavities that are too small for dental amalgams to effectively treat. Composite dental fillings also come with the added benefit of being mercury-free, more preventative the tooth fractures than dental amalgams, and extremely effective sealants of the margins of a tooth to help prevent leaks.
Do you wish to upgrade your oral health with composite dental fillings? To make sure your oral health remains in peak condition with composite dental fillings, please schedule an appointment with Jacqueline S. Reid DDS at our office in Chatham, New Jersey by calling us at 973.635.9456. Dr. Jacqueline S. Reid and our team will make sure you receive the composite dental fillings your smile requires.