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It’s always a good idea to visit your dentist for routine checkups and examinations. This is extremely beneficial for your oral health because there could be dental damage at work in your mouth that you cannot see. Microscopic damage from dental erosion could slowly be wearing away your tooth enamel to the point a cavity has formed. If a cavity is present, a restoration such as a dental filling will be needed to treat the ailment.

To keep your teeth safe from dental erosion, you should be brushing and flossing your teeth every single day. However, this is not always enough to keep your smile safe. Oral accidents and injuries that can arise due to food being converted into harmful acids that eat through your tooth enamel. If a hole in the tooth enamel forms, it will need to be treated with a composite dental filling. Composite dental fillings are extremely effective and will not come with a metallic shine as amalgams do.

Thus, you can help enhance your smile with a composite dental filling. It is important to understand that they will not only repair the damage caused by cavities, but they also will visually enhance the appearance of a tooth as they can match the color of your teeth. They can also be used on extremely small cavities that are even too small for dental amalgams. Furthermore, they last between 7 to 10 years and can be repaired numerous times over without ever even having to remove the original composite. They’re also extremely effective for sealing the margins of teeth to prevent leakage.

Questions about composite dental fillings? Now is the best time to visit the dentist office of Sunridge Dental Care for composite dental fillings. Dr. Peter Roukema and our team at our office in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is here to ensure you receive the composite dental fillings to keep your smile in peak condition. We can be reached by calling us at 505-836-0322.