Protecting your smile from the risk of dental erosion often requires the use of tooth restorations such as dental fillings. Dental fillings are used for treating and preventing cavities as well as providing additional support for your smile. One highly effective dental filling treatment they consider is a composite filling.
If a composite dental filling is needed to repair a cavity in your smile, it can be extremely effective for filling in the cleaned-out cavity and match the natural aesthetics of your smile. This is because composite dental fillings are tooth colored in appearance and designed to mimic the color of your teeth. They are also extremely effective for cavities that are too small for dental amalgams. Furthermore, composite fillings are better sealants of the margins and more preventative to tooth fracture then dental amalgams are. In addition, composite fillings are extremely durable and can last between 7 to 10 years before a replacement may be needed. Whenever a replacement is needed, they can be repaired many times over without having to remove the original composite.
For more composite dental filling advice or to schedule an oral exam with Dr. Richard J. Koeltl and our team at our dentist office in Danville, California, please contact RK Dentistry at 925-736-4201. We look forward to protecting your smile in the future!