In order to keep your smile safe, you will need to make sure that you are constantly assessing your oral health and what you can do to keep your teeth and gums safe. One of the biggest risks that often arise with an individual’s smile is due to cavities. When a hole in your tooth enamel forms, it means that a cavity is present. To help fill in a cavity to ensure that your tooth can continue to function properly, the use of a dental filling will be required.
One of the most popular forms of dental fillings is a tooth-colored filling, also known as a composite or white dental filling. White fillings are designed to match the color of your teeth and can help blend in seamlessly with your smile. Composite fillings are popular in situations where you have a very small cavity that needs to be filled in. White fillings are very durable and can last seven to ten years. They are often preferred by many individuals over dental amalgams because they are more preventative to fracture and are better sealants of the margins. Furthermore, they do not contain any mercury, which is a known allergen for many individuals.
When you are ready to schedule a white dental filling procedure with David J. Harsant, DDS, PA at our dental office in Fayetteville, North Carolina, you can call us at 910.864.4646. Dr. David J. Harsant and our entire team look forward to making your smile cavity-free.