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Your best smile often consists of many parts. Not only will you need to make sure that your mouth is functioning as intended, but maybe you also should make sure that it looks as intended and there isn’t any underlying microscopic damage occurring that you can see. For instance, if you have poor oral hygiene habits, you could be putting yourself at an increased risk of dental erosion, which will eventually give rise to holes in your tooth enamel known as cavities. If you fail to treat cavities in time, they can cause tooth death. To effectively treat a cavity, a dental filling will be required. One highly effective form of dental filling is known as a composite filling.

When the time comes to enhance your oral health, always look towards composite dental fillings for your cavity prevention needs. If a cavity has arisen, a composite filling can provide you with a tooth-colored restoration that is sure to please. Not only are composite fillings more preventative to tooth fracture then dental amalgams, but they are also mercury-free and better sealants of the margins, which are benefits for individuals who are allergic to mercury as well beneficial for lowering the risk of leakage between the filling and the tooth. This increases the odds the fillings will continue to do their job for as long as possible. The standard durability on composite fillings is roughly 7 to 10 years. The great thing about a composite filling is that they do need to be taken out to be replaced, as it can be done without ever even having to remove the original filling.

If you are in need of composite fillings, Dr. Aaron Wilkins and our team at Stones Crossing Dentistry are here to help you in every way we can. If you would like to set up a meeting concerning composite fillings, come see us at our dental office in Greenwood, Indiana, please call us at 317.535.3940 to speak with a member of our team.