Why Choose Composite Dental Fillings Over Silver Amalgam?
Areas of tooth decay can be addressed with white composite fillings instead of the silver metal known as amalgam that you may be familiar with. Also known as tooth-colored fillings, these white fillings are effective cavity treatments for patients of all ages. Our team at BLUSH Dental Studio can provide quality solutions for patients needing dental restorations like fillings.
What is a filling?
Dental fillings are commonly described as a way to restore a tooth damaged by tooth decay back to its original function and shape. Once the decayed material has been removed from the tooth, the area will be filled with filling material to regain strength and stability. There are different types of fillings that can be used for this purpose, but white composite dental fillings are quickly becoming the new standard.
What are the benefits of white composite fillings?
There are many advantages that come with choosing white fillings over traditional metal fillings. For starters, white composite fillings are much more aesthetically pleasing. They blend in seamlessly with the natural teeth, which means that no one will be able to tell that you have a filling at all! White composite fillings are also much stronger and more durable than metal fillings. They are less likely to experience breaking or cracking over time, so you can expect your filling to last for several years.
Why do I need a dental filling when a cavity has developed?
Cavities are caused by tooth decay that results from bacteria and plaque build-up on the teeth. When these substances are not removed promptly, they begin to eat away at the tooth’s enamel. That leads to issues such as pain, sensitivity, and eventually, a hole in the tooth. If left untreated, cavities can cause severe damage to the tooth and may even lead to tooth loss. Filling treated cavities can prevent further damage from occurring.
Call BLUSH Dental Studio today!
If you are seeking cavity treatment and have questions about tooth-colored composite fillings, connect with our team today to learn more. Our facility is conveniently located in the area of East Point, GA, at 1203 Cleveland Avenue, Suite #100, and can be reached at (404) 595-5104.
Dr. Carter is a Licensed Dentist in the State of Georgia and a member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, North Georgia Dental Society, Georgia Dental Society, Hinman Dental Society, and Honorary Society of Dental Volunteers.