Are you familiar with your treatment options if you should ever develop a cavity? When a hole in your tooth enamel appears due to dental erosion and acid, it is known as a cavity. If your enamel has been worn down to the point that a cavity has formed, it will need to be treated with a filling to ensure further damage to the tooth does not occur. One of the most popular options for dental fillings is a composite filling.
Composite fillings, also commonly referred to as tooth-colored fillings, are extremely popular for treating cavities. Composite fillings are known as tooth-colored fillings because they can be shaded to match the color of your teeth. Furthermore, they come with several other benefits that traditional amalgam fillings do not have. Composite fillings are effective for cavities that are extremely small and microscopic and can be repaired many times over without ever having to remove the composite. They’re also better sealants at the margins of the filling, mercury-free and more better for preventing tooth fracture. Composite fillings are known for their durability and can protect a tooth for seven to ten years before a replacement may be required.
If you need composite dental fillings, the office of Brookside Dental is here to help you in every way we can. If you would like to set up an appointment to come see Dr. Lien Ngo and our team at our dental office in Placerville, California, please call us at 530-622-1987.