In order to effectively treat your smile, it is important to understand the benefits of dental fillings. Dental fillings are cosmetic dentistry treatment options that are used to help fill in cavities that may be present in your smile. Cavities occur when a hole in your tooth enamel has formed. If dental fillings are not used to treat cavities, it can lead to severe dental damage in the form of tooth loss and pulp infection.
It’s always a good idea to maintain optimal oral health through tooth restorations whenever possible. Not only can teeth restorations repair any damage that may have occurred, but they can also help prevent future damage from arising. In the case of a composite dental filling, they can help fill in a cavity to not only stop it in its tracks but to prevent future tooth decay from occurring in the area. In addition, composite dental fillings can be used on cavities too small for dental amalgams. If you have an extremely small cavity, consider a tooth-colored composite.
Composite fillings are known as tooth-colored composites because they can be naturally matched to the color of your smile. This allows a seamless transition when they are placed on the surfaces of your teeth. Composite fillings are often extremely durable and can easily last 7 to 10 years before repairs or replacements are needed. Furthermore, repairs can be easily done and can be placed atop of the original composite without having to remove it. For this reason, they can be repaired many times over to ensure decades of protection. In addition, composite fillings are mercury-free, and much better sealants of the margins of teeth than dental amalgams are, which means they will not leak.
When you are ready to take the next step in your oral health care quest with composite dental fillings, we will be here for you. If you are interested in composite dental fillings from JP Dental and Implant Center at our dentist office in Grand Junction, Colorado, call us at 970-243-2025. Dr. John P. Poovey and our team look forward to providing composite dental fillings.