Composite Dental Fillings, A Discreet Multiple Cavity Treatment
Ideally, it’s better to prevent cavities than treat them. However, if you get one or more cavities, you can turn to Mid-Valley Dental Care in Northridge, California, for treatment. Drs. Terence, Casey, and Kayla Lau offer composite resin tooth-colored fillings for treating dental cavities. Composite dental fillings treat cavities discreetly, as the resin material is the same color as your teeth. They’re the perfect treatment for multiple cavities, as you won’t be flashing a mouthful of metal every time you smile!
Advantages of Choosing White Fillings
If your smile’s appearance is important to you, you can’t go wrong with composite fillings. Composite fillings are tooth-colored resin mixed with powdered glass quartz, silica, or ceramic. Your Northridge dentists can match the shade of your fillings to the color of your natural teeth so that they’re hardly noticeable when you smile to conceal your embarrassment of having cavities.
Unlike silver amalgam fillings, composite fillings contain no metal or mercury, making them safer for people with metal allergies. These fillings can provide quality cavity protection for 5-10 years with proper care.
In addition to esthetic appearance, composite fillings offer the following advantages:
- Less drilling and less removal of your tooth’s natural structure to eliminate decay. This helps preserve the strength of your teeth
- Stronger bond with your tooth’s surface, making the filling less likely to break or fall out
- Durability to withstand years of biting and chewing
- The filling can be repaired if it chips or cracks over time
- Safe as composite resin material poses no risk to your gums or teeth
Role of Dental Fillings in Cavity Treatment
Dental fillings play an essential role in treating cavities. Once the decay is removed, your dentist will fill the hole with composite resin material to protect your tooth from future infection and decay. In the process, composite fillings strengthen your teeth so they can continue to be used as usual.
To schedule an appointment for composite dental cavity treatment, contact Drs. Terence, Casey, or Kayla Lau from Mid-Valley Dental Care in Northridge, CA, at (818) 886-3500.