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Is your smile in danger of suffering oral health hazards in the form of cavities and tooth decay? If so, it is essential to receive the proper tooth restoration treatments to eradicate any cavities that may be present and fill in the damaged area with a tooth filling material. Ideally, a composite dental filling is a highly effective tooth restoration to consider.

If dental erosion continues to the point that a hole forms in your tooth, dental erosion will occur. Once a cavity has formed, it will need to be filled in immediately to prevent further damage to a tooth. If left untreated, pulp infections and tooth loss may take place.  Thus, a tooth restoration treatment in the form of a dental filling will be needed.

One of the most effective forms of dental fillings that you can use is a tooth-colored composite. Composite fillings are tooth-colored in appearance and can actually match the color of your smile. Unlike dental amalgams which leave behind a metallic shine, composite fillings or mercury-free, which can greatly benefit many individuals who are allergic to the substance.

Furthermore, composite fillings are better sealants of the margins than amalgams are and will not leak. They’re also extremely durable and can last up to a decade before they may need to be replaced. In addition, when a composite filling needs to be replaced, you will not need to remove the original filling. Instead, it can be repaired many times over without taking out the original.

Don’t let your smile get left behind without first visiting with us to discuss composite dental fillings. If you would like to book an exam for composite dental fillings with Dr. Steven Rodriguez and the rest of our team at Healthy Smiles Dental Care® of Lansing, you are welcome to call our dentist office at 517-333-3160 for an appointment in Lansing, Michigan.