If you ever suffer from dental erosion to the point that a hole forms in your tooth enamel, a cavity will arise. A cavity can lead to severe oral ailments and can potentially cause infections and tooth decay to occur due to bacteria entering a hole in the tooth. In order to prevent further damage from occurring, a dental filling such as a composite resin will need to be used.
Dental fillings are required if a cavity has formed in your tooth. The decaying tooth material must be removed, and the dental filling must be placed in the cleaned-out cavity. One highly effective restoration treatment to use is a composite dental filling. Composite dental fillings are mercury-free and better sealants of the margins than dental amalgams. This means they will not leak. Furthermore, they are more preventative to tooth fracture and can easily last 7 to 10 years before repair or replacements may be needed. If a replacement is needed, composites can be repaired numerous times over without having to remove the original filling. They’re also tooth colored in appearance, so they can blend naturally with your smile.
If you would like to learn more about composite dental fillings, book an appointment with Clear Lake Dental & Associates, by contacting us at our dentist office in Clearlake, California. Our number is 707-994-9414. Dr. James Kinsel and our entire team look forward to your visit.