Tooth decay is a common problem for dental patients, and this often causes conditions like gum disease and cavities. Alternatively, teeth may be damaged as the result of an accident or injury.
The good news is that an experienced dentist like Dr. Maredia of M Dental Aliana in Richmond, Texas, can treat these conditions, frequently with composite restorations.
What Are Composite Restorations?
Perhaps more commonly known as dental fillings, composite restorations consist of a filling material that is tooth-colored so that it naturally blends in with the surrounding teeth.
Many years ago, tooth fillings were completed with an amalgam material that was silver-colored and highly visible in the patient's mouth. Amalgam fillings do not last forever, and they tend not to be as durable as composite restorations.
In fact, when you choose a composite restoration, your mouth effectively returns to its original look. As a bonus, your teeth will be stronger than ever, so you can trust that composite restorations are the safer and more aesthetically pleasing choice.
The Advantages of Composite Restorations
One of the things that many patients dread about dental care is the use of the drill. While some drilling is still necessary, patients frequently are delighted to discover that composite restorations minimize their time with the dentist's drill. This is because the composite filling material is much better at bonding to the tooth.
Thanks to this bonding, your tooth will be stronger than before, and you'll feel the results immediately because this material hardens within just seconds of application.
Perhaps best of all, composite restorations are far more aesthetically pleasing than amalgam fillings. That's because your dentist is able to match the natural shade of your existing teeth. No one will ever know that you have a filling.
Are You a Good Candidate for Composite Restorations?
A composite filling may be the right treatment choice for you if the following are true:
- You need a small to mid-size filling
- You prefer a natural look
- You want to ensure that the treated tooth will be stronger than before
Ultimately, your dentist will provide you with all of the possible treatment options that are available so that you can make an informed care decision.
Replace Your Amalgam Fillings
Are you tired of seeing silver or gold spots in your teeth when you smile or laugh? If so, then it may be time to consider replacing your old amalgam fillings with brand new composite fillings.
No filling lasts forever, so if you have old amalgam fillings, it may be time to update your smile.
Ask Dr. Maredia today if you are a good candidate for having your amalgam fillings replaced with composite fillings.
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