Dental fillings have been around for a very long time and are even used to help fill in cavities that can arise within an individual tooth. Dental amalgams have been around for 150 years in America. Furthermore, numerous treatments and methods are being developed to further enhance your smile and protect against cavities. One highly effective treatment is known as a composite filling.
Through the use of a composite dental filling, you can provide a tooth-colored restoration to your smile that can match the color of your natural teeth. They can fill in cleaned out cavities and be used on extremely small cavities that even amalgams cannot repair. Composite fillings are also better sealants of the margins, and they remain mercury-free. Another key component of composite dental fillings is that they can be repaired and restored many times over without ever having to remove the original filling. Ideally, they can last 7 to 10 years before a replacement will be needed. Through the use of a composite filling, you can protect against tooth decay and remove cavities as they arise.
To learn more about composite dental filling treatments, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hamilton Calder and Dr. Timothy Durr at Comfort Dental Excellence, please call our entire team at our dentist office in Spring, Texas at 281.376.4533.