The restorations are often designed to help protect your smile from future damage. However, numerous restorations also seek only to enhance the look of your smile. In situations where cavities are present in your teeth, a restoration in the form of a dental filling will be required. Once the decaying tooth materials are moved and the filling is in place, your smile will not only be protected from the cavity, but it will be protected from future tooth decay as well.
When dental erosion occurs, it means a cavity may be present in your tooth. Because of this, a restoration treatment such as a composite dental filling will be required. Although brushing and flossing your teeth can often keep your smile clean and free of hazardous debris and acids, cavities can still arise from time to time and thus, a filling such as a composite will be needed. If a dental composite is needed, it can be placed without leaving a metallic shine as dental amalgams too.
Composite fillings are known as tooth-colored composites because they can mimic the natural color of your teeth. They go on strong and can visually improve the appearance of a tooth even after a restoration has been made. Furthermore, they can be used on extremely small cavities and are very effective at filling the margins of teeth to prevent leakage. They’re also mercury-free and more preventative to fracture than dental amalgams are. In addition, composite fillings often last between 7 to 10 years and can be repaired many times over without ever having to remove the original filling.
Is it your desire to further enhance your oral health care and your smile with composite dental fillings? Our team at Ross Family Dental looks forward to improving your smile with composite dental fillings. To book an appointment at our dentist office in Salinas, California, please contact Dr. Steven Ross and our team by calling us at 831-422-5351.