Some of the biggest risks to your smile arise in the form of cavities. There is a reason that children are often warned at a very young age of the risk of cavities and how substances such as sugars can lead to them. Because sugar can be converted in your mouth into acids that chew through your tooth enamel, eventually a hole forms which is known as a cavity. Effective oral hygiene routines such as brushing and flossing daily will be needed to slow the risk of cavities. However, if a cavity should occur, it can be treated properly with a composite dental filling.
When looking for ways to improve your oral health care, there’s often no better way than through cavity prevention and dental damage control. If for some reason a cavity does manage to sneak into your smile, it can be effectively treated with a composite dental filling. Composite fillings, also known as tooth-colored fillings, are designed to fill in a cavity with a tooth-colored restoration that is both safe and durable. Composite fillings can last up to a decade and are extremely preventative to tooth fracture. They’re even better sealants of the margins then dental amalgam alternatives. Beyond being visually superior to dental amalgams, they also come with the benefit of being mercury-free.
Another key benefit that composite fillings have is that they can be repaired many times over without ever having to remove the original filling. This can save you a lot of time and stress that could be linked to having to eradicate and extract a previous filling. Composite fillings can even be used on microscopic cavities that would otherwise go untreated.
Are you in need of a dentist in Enfield, Connecticut, for composite fillings? If so, our team at Associates in Dentistry can assist you. Dr. Alexander Zubkov and our team can give you a complete oral examination to help you with composite filling applications or any other oral health care needs you may have. Our number is 860-745-2712.