If you have ever suffered from dental erosion to the point that a hole has formed in your tooth enamel, this is known as a cavity. In order to protect your mouth against cavities, the decaying material will need to be removed, and a dental filling will need to be placed. One of the most highly effective forms of dental fillings is a tooth-colored composite filling.
Composite dental fillings are extremely desirable tooth restoration treatments for filling in cavities. Not only will they eradicate cavities, but they will protect your teeth for many years to come. Composite fillings are also tooth-colored and can naturally match the color of your teeth. Furthermore, they can be used on cavities that are too small for other tooth filling treatments such as dental amalgams. They’re also extremely durable and can last up to 10 years with a single application.
Composite fillings, also known as tooth-colored composites, are mercury-free. This separates them from dental amalgams which uses mercury as a binding agent. In addition, composite fillings can be repaired many times over without having to remove the original filling. Furthermore, they are extremely beneficial for your teeth in regard to leaking. Composite fillings are better sealants of the margins and will not leak. If you have any questions or concerns about composite dental fillings, feel free to speak with your dentist about your options.
When you are ready to take the plunge into your quest for a superb smile thanks to composite dental fillings, come speak with Bin Park, DDS to learn which treatment is right for you. To schedule an oral exam with Dr. Bin H. Park and our team at our dentist office in Corona, California, simply give us a call at 951-898-5658.