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If dental erosion is allowed to progress, you can find yourself with holes in your tooth enamel known as cavities. Are you aware of the risk factors associated with cavities? If left untreated, cavities will eventually put your pulp at risk for infections and can eventually cause tooth loss. To prevent further damage, cavities need to be treated with a tooth restoration treatment such as a dental filling. One of the most highly effective forms of fillings is a composite.

Composite fillings, also known as tooth-colored composites, are highly popular because they can be matched to the color of your teeth. Through the use of a composite filling, cavities can be filled in and matched to the natural color of your teeth. They are extremely durable and can easily last between 7 and 10 years before repairs and replacements may be needed.

One of the key benefits of composite fillings is that they are mercury-free and can be used when extremely small cavities exist. In several situations, composite fillings can seal margins of a tooth better than amalgams, which can be beneficial for reducing your risk of leaks. Composites are known for being preventive of tooth fracture and have proven benefits even when they need to be replaced. Unlike traditional fillings, composite fillings do not need to be removed when restorations and repairs are needed. Instead, they can be repaired and replaced many times over without having to take out the original composite.

Restore your oral health with composite dental fillings. To set up a visit with Airport Dental at our dentist office in Pensacola, Florida, please contact us at 850-477-8668. Dr. Bryan Gerstenberg and our wonderful team look forward to doing our best to ensure your oral health remains terrific. Let us help you find your healthy smile for the future.