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Are you aware of the risk factors associated with cavities? A cavity arises when there is a hole in your tooth enamel, which exists to keep out outside influences such as bacteria. However, it can easily be worn away by harmful acids that will chew through them and lead to cavities. If a cavity is left untreated, potential tooth death can occur. To help treat cavities properly, you will need a reliable tooth restoration treatment that will not only remove the decayed tooth material by clean out the cavity and insert a reliable material to not only stop a cavity in its tracks, but also to prevent future ones from occurring. This can be possible through the use of a composite dental filling.

Improving your oral health includes making sure that you’re taking the necessary steps to eliminate cavities as soon as they occur. If you have any cavities in your mouth, composite fillings are designed to treat them with tooth-colored fillings that can blend in with the rest of your natural teeth. One of the greatest advantages of a composite filling is not only that it can match the color of your teeth, but they can also even be used on very small cavities that would otherwise go untreated.

Another added benefit of composite fillings is that they can be extremely resistant to tooth fracture and can last up to 10 years before a replacement may be needed. When a composite needs to be replaced, the old one does not need to be removed as an amalgam does. Instead, a new layer can simply be placed over the top the old one. Furthermore, composite fillings are better sealants of the margins than amalgams and are mercury free.

Are there any remaining questions you have about composite fillings? To improve your smile with composite fillings, you are welcome to schedule a visit with our dentist in Vienna, Virginia. If you would like Dr. Neal Emad and our team at Nova Dental Care want to help you with your composite filling needs.  To contact us, please call our dental office at 703-938-7615.