Smart Smile Basics: Composite Dental Fillings

Posted .

Ever wonder what your dentist means when he says you need a filling?  If you have suffered damage to a tooth as a result of tooth decay, a composite dental filling will be needed. Composite dental fillings can help restore your tooth by removing tooth decay and returning a tooth back to its normal function and shape. Dental fillings can clean out areas of your teeth damaged by decay, including cavities.

It is important to always keep your teeth clean through effective oral health care treatment methods. This includes brushing your teeth twice a day, eating a balanced diet, implementing effective oral health care treatments into your lifestyle, visiting your dentist for routine check-ups, having professional cleanings done every 6 months, and avoiding unhealthy habits that can damage your teeth, including smoking and chewing tobacco.

Tooth-colored fillings, also known as composite fillings are highly effective dental fillings designed to mimic the natural look of your teeth. They can often last between 7 and 10 years and are extremely durable against tooth fracture. They’re also mercury-free and do not leak as dental amalgams can.

Don’t delay in visiting our team to check if you are suffering from a cavity and are in need of a composite filling. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Bruce Brumm and our team at our dentist office in San Diego, California, please call us at 858-453-1500. The time is now to approach the rest of your life with a smile!