Did you know that dental fillings can help treat smiles that are afflicted with cavities? When a cavity is present in a tooth, it means a hole has formed. If the hole is left untreated, it can allow bacteria to enter into the root of a tooth and lead to pulp disease, infection and eventual tooth death. To combat the effects of cavities and keep your teeth safe, dental filling procedures administered by our dentist can eradicate cavities and save your tooth.
Whereas traditional dental amalgams are metallic in appearance and feature various metals designed to fill in cavities, a more modern form of dental filling known as a composite filling is mercury-free and tooth-colored in appearance. A composite filling can be matched to the color of your teeth to give you the smile that you desire.
Furthermore, composite fillings can be implemented for extremely small cavities that may be microscopic in nature. Cavities that are too small for amalgams can often be fixed through the use of composite fillings, which are more preventative to tooth fracture and may not leak as amalgams do. Furthermore, composite fillings can last seven to ten years and can be repaired multiple times over without ever having to remove the original filling.
If you would like Shannon M. Pye, DMD to assist you with the application of composite dental fillings, please schedule an appointment at our dental office in Walterboro, South Carolina, by calling us at 843-549-5913. Dr. Shannon Pye and our team will ensure you get the cavity-free smile you desire.