The Basics: Composite Fillings

Are you suffering from any form of dental erosion that has slowly begun to wear down the tooth enamel on your teeth? Your tooth enamel is a thin layer of protection on a tooth that is designed to help withstand outside forces from damaging the inner workings of a tooth. Within a tooth’s pulp lies the connective tissues, nerve endings, and blood vessels. If the tooth enamel is breached, these aspects of a tooth would be vulnerable to infection and damage, which could ultimately lead to the failure of the tooth. To help protect your teeth from any damage that may occur due to tooth enamel erosion, it is important to have reliable restoration treatments at hand.

One particularly effective restoration to fill in holes in your tooth enamel is a composite dental filling. Composite dental fillings are designed to naturally match the rest of your smile. Because they are tooth-colored in appearance, they can blend much better than dental amalgams, which have a shiny metallic appearance. Composite fillings are also known for the ability to correct cavities that may be too small for normal treatments to correct. Because they can be used on small cavities, they are known for their ability to be extremely effective sealants on the margins and will not leak ask amalgams sometimes can. They’re also are preventative against tooth fracture and can easily last up to 7 to 10 years. If for any reason you need a dental filling in place, composite fillings can be reapplied over the original fillings many times over.

Do you wish to learn more about composite fillings and their effect on your smile? If so, please call 941-497-4997 to schedule an appointment with Velasquez-Pierce Family Dentistry at our dental office in Venice, Florida, for your oral health care treatments. Dr. Ximena Velasquez-Pierce and our expert team look forward to improving your smile for many years to come!

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