Never give up on your teeth and gums and never assume that your oral health is at its maximum. Even if your teeth and gums look extremely healthy, microscopic damage could be occurring that you are not aware of. If harmful acids being to chew through your tooth enamel, this process is known as dental erosion. If left untreated, dental erosion can cause cavities to occur, at which point a restoration such as a dental filling will be needed to help treat your smile.
To help enhance your smile through the use of oral health care and hygiene routines, be sure you’re practicing them on a daily basis. This includes brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing every day as well. However, if dental erosion occurs to the point that a cavity does arise, a composite dental filling will be needed. Whereas dental amalgams leave behind metallic signs, composite fillings go on clear and dramatically enhance the visual appearance of your teeth.
Composite fillings, also known as tooth-colored composites, can be matched to mimic the natural color of your teeth for a stainless restoration that is sure to please. In addition, they can even be used for extremely small cavities that may be too small for dental amalgams to repair. A composite often lasts between 7 to 10 years before it will need to be replaced. It can be repaired numerous times over without having to take out the original filling which means that decades of support may be possible for vulnerable teeth. In addition, they are extremely effective at the sealing the margins of teeth to prevent leakage and for preventing tooth fracture.
Are you still seeking more information concerning composite dental fillings? If you would like more information about composite dental fillings or would like to schedule an appointment with My Dentist Albuquerque, you can call us at 505-881-4365. Dr. Mike Roussel and our entire team here at our dentist office in Albuquerque, New Mexico, look forward to seeing you.