Is your smile in need of repairs or restorations? It’s always important to visit your dentist to determine if any tooth enamel damage has occurred. If your enamel has been damaged, it means the inner workings of your teeth can be susceptible. To help eradicate holes in your teeth, also known as cavities, a dental filling will be required.
When deciding on what kind of dental filling you need to restore your smile, it is important to assess the size of the cavity. If you have a situation where a cavity is extremely small, a dental filling restoration such as an amalgam will not be able to be used. Instead, a composite dental filling would be required. Composite fillings are also tooth-colored to match the color of your teeth. They’re also highly durable and preventive to tooth fracture. A single composite filling can easily last up to 7 to 10 years before it may need to be replaced. If you do need to replace a dental filling, they can be repaired and replaced numerous times without ever having to remove the original composite filling. Composite fillings are also mercury-free and much less likely to leak as they are better sealants of the margins of teeth.
If you would like to experience the sensation of a superb smile with composite fillings, please stop by Dental Excellence of Brandon for an oral exam from Dr. A. Alessio Conte and our team at our remarkable dentist office in Brandon, Florida. Book your appointment by calling us at 813-681-5515.