Year-End Smile Upgrades: Composite Dental Fillings


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Year-End Smile Upgrades: Composite Dental Fillings

Posted by Merit Dental Dec 22, 2017

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If you have not already done so, it is essential to visit your dentist for routine checkups and examinations to determine if any cavities are present in your teeth. A cavity arises when your tooth enamel is worn down to the point a hole has formed. If left untreated, severe oral ailments such as infections and tooth loss can occur. Thus, a dental filling will be required.

In order to ensure the greatest benefits of your composite dental fillings, speak with your dentist for a complete customization examination. Your composite fillings will be highly effective as they will be contoured to your exact dental impressions and can even be matched to the natural color of your teeth. Composite fillings can be adjusted in size to fill in microscopic cavities that would otherwise be too small for traditional treatments such as dental amalgams to fill in.

Composite dental fillings are also highly effective for sealing the margins of teeth to ensure leaks do not occur. Due to the materials used for composite dental fillings, they are also mercury-free, which can prove very beneficial for individuals who may be allergic to them. Dental fillings are extremely durable and can often last between 7 to 10 years before a replacement will be needed. Unlike traditional dental amalgams, dental composites do not need to be removed, and instead can be repaired many times over with the original filling still in place.

Enhance your smile with composite filling treatments. If you would like to visit with Dr. Dennis DeLoach or Dr. Nick Dargel at Merit Dental for a comprehensive examination, please call 801-375-9511 to set up an appointment at our dentist's office in Orem, Utah.

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