How Composite Fillings Can Protect Your Smile & Boost Your Confidence
If you've ever had a cavity, you know that dental fillings are an important and necessary restorative treatment. But what exactly does a filling do, what is it made from, and how long does it last?
What are the main materials used for fillings?
There are two types of dental fillings: composite and amalgam. Composite fillings are made of a composite resin and are tooth-colored, so they blend in with your natural teeth. Amalgam fillings are made of a mixture of metals, including silver, tin, and mercury.
While each has its own benefits, composite fillings can be matched to your exact tooth shade, meaning they’re not noticeable once in place and they will help you maintain your smiling and speaking confidence. They also don’t contract like amalgam fillings, meaning they’re less likely to break or crack because of fluctuating cold or heat.
Are there other benefits associated with dental fillings?
In addition to the fact that they repair a damaged tooth, they can also help prevent further damage and decay. When a tooth is cracked or chipped, a filling can help reduce the risk of the tooth continuing to break. And if you have a cavity, a filling can help keep the decay from spreading and causing more damage to your tooth.
At Advanced Lisle Dental, we provide our patients with composite fillings that match the shade of their natural teeth and help maintain their oral health. If you have any questions about whether or not you need a filling, call us today! We’ll help you determine the best course of treatment for your individual needs.
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- Repair and protect any areas of decay
- Utilize a natural-looking material
- Prioritize and maintain your oral health
- Avoid larger, more complex dental issues by filling cavities as soon as possible
- Smile with confidence!