Are you experiencing pain or sensitivity in a tooth? What about a change in the color or texture? These things could be the result of tooth decay. If tooth decay is left untreated could create a hole in your tooth enamel known as a cavity. Cavities can lead to infections and perhaps even the loss of the tooth. To prevent to prevent this problem, our dentist may suggest a tooth restoration in the form of a dental filling.
One of your best options for a dental filling is a composite filling. Composite fillings are designed to replace the decayed material in your tooth and protect your smile for many years to come. Composite fillings are also known as tooth-colored fillings because they can blend in with your smile and match the natural color of your teeth. They’re also mercury-free. Composite fillings also tend create a better seal with the tooth enamel than dental amalgams and are less likely to leak. They are known for their durability as they can last up to 7 to 10 years before a repair or replacement may be needed. In the event your composite filling does need to be replaced, the original filling will not need to be removed. Instead, the dentist can simply add more layers to the existing filling.
For more information concerning composite fillings or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Katie Lippas and the rest of our team, please contact us at our dentist office in Dallas, Texas, by calling 214-368-1192. Walnut Glen Family Dental looks forward to hearing from you.