In order to provide an additional layer of oral health care for your smile, you need to determine if anything dental damage is occurring, and which restorations and repairs can be used to treat it. If you have any holes in your tooth enamel due to dental erosion and tooth decay, a dental filling will be needed. If a cavity is present, your dentist will need to remove the decayed tooth material clean out the affected area and place the dental filling in the cleaned-out cavity.
One highly effective form of dental filling is a composite filling. Composite fillings are known to be tooth-colored in appearance and can be matched to the natural color of your teeth. This is highly effective if you are looking for increased functionality of a tooth as well as an improved aesthetic. Unlike dental amalgams which leave behind a shiny metallic shine, composite fillings blend in seamlessly with your smile.
Composite fillings are more preventative to tooth fracture and better sealants of the margins than alternative treatments such as dental amalgams. Furthermore, composite fillings can be used on extremely small cavities that otherwise would go untreated. For more information about composite fillings, speak with your dentist.
You are welcome to book an appointment by calling 248.693.5800. Dr. John P. Blake and our entire team at our dentist office in Lake Orion, Michigan, look forward to hearing from you soon!