What Dental Conditions Do Composite Dental Fillings Treat?
When you hear the term “dental filling,” you might immediately think of cavities. But composite dental fillings are for much more than just cavities. Here is a list of a few ways we use composite fillings at Gardena Dental Care:
Cavities and Tooth Decay: Composite fillings are a great way to repair cavities safely and quickly. A composite filling blends in with the natural tooth and provides a protective coating over the tooth. Unlike silver amalgam fillings, composite fillings have no risk of mercury leakage and are not toxic.
Gapped Teeth: Gapped teeth are not just a cosmetic problem. They may be prone to collecting pieces of food and debris, which can further the development of plaque and tartar. A composite dental filling is an excellent choice for fixing gapped teeth.
Worn Teeth: Worn-down teeth can be more prone to tooth decay and breakage. Composite dental fillings strengthen and rebuild worn teeth while making them look brand new.
Chipped Teeth: Chipped teeth are not only visually unappealing, but they can also become problematic if not repaired. A chipped tooth could fracture and develop an infection. Composite fillings can be used to repair the chipped tooth, preventing future problems.
Are Composite Fillings Nontoxic?
Some patients are concerned about silver amalgam fillings or metal amalgam fillings due to the use of mercury. Composite dental fillings are a great alternative to metal amalgam fillings as no mercury is used in composite. The composite resin used in modern fillings is non-toxic and safe for adults and children.