Cavities are an extremely common dental issue. A result of bacteria, too much sugar or poor dental hygiene, cavities can be completely unnoticeable or feel completely harmless. But cavities provide permanent damage to your teeth that can’t be undone naturally, and when left untreated can snowball into bigger and more painful issues.
That’s where composite fillings come in. By using a composite to fill in cavities and small fractures, not only is your tooth saved from further harm, you’ll be much better off than if out-dated metal fillings we still in use.
A mixture of resin and finely ground glass, composite fillings can match the shade of your natural teeth to create an indistinguishable look. Plus, more of your tooth can be saved in the process of filling in your cavity. Your dentist will mold the filling perfectly to match the natural look of your tooth, and adjust your bite to ensure that once the process is over with your tooth looks, feels and truly is as good as new.