Are you in need of a dental filling to help correct a cavity. A cavity is a condition in which dental erosion has occurred to the point that there is a hole in your tooth enamel. If the hole is left untreated, infection and tooth loss can occur. Fortunately, through the use of a dental filling, your tooth can be restored.
One of the most effective forms of dental fillings available is through a composite filling. Unlike traditional dental amalgams, which have a metallic appearance, composite fillings are tooth-colored in nature. Composite fillings can be matched to the color of your teeth and blend in well with your smile. Furthermore, composite fillings have been shown to be highly effective for very small cavities that would otherwise go untreated.
Composite fillings can even be repaired several times over without ever having to remove the original filling. Furthermore, composite fillings are mercury-free and safe to insert for individuals that may suffer from previous metallic allergies. Composite fillings are also better sealants of the margins and more preventative to tooth fracture. Typically, a composite filling may last 7 to 10 years before it may need to be replaced.
Dr. Jason Pujo and all of our fantastic team are located in Dracut, Massachusetts. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Merrimack Valley Dentistry for a composite dental filling treatment, please call our dental office at 978-957-1898.