Keeping your teeth healthy is an important part of everyday life. Your teeth are, after all, some of the most important parts of your body. Without strong teeth, we find that it is harder to do vital things like eating, drinking, or even just talking with family or friends. Additionally, studies have shown that individuals who have lost teeth or have moderately or heavily decayed teeth experience a marked sense of lowered confidence. In other words, our teeth are important for a variety of reasons, and not all of them are straightforward. Unfortunately, sometimes accidents happen and we might find ourselves in need of a filling. And while prevention is always best, you have options when it comes to getting a filling, too.
Advantages of Composite FillingsIn the past, things like metal fillings were commonly used as they were durable and easily available. Unfortunately, they were also easily seen, which meant that everyone would know that you had a cavity filled. And while that might not seem like such a big deal, some people disliked having a dark addition to their teeth that was often visible every time they smiled, depending upon where the filling was placed. As a result, tooth colored fillings became more popular and more widely demanded.
The amalgam filling has been replaced with a composite filling and is now more aesthetically pleasing and durable
Today, composite fillings are often used, especially when the affected tooth, or teeth, are located near the front of your mouth where they are easily seen when you speak or smile. Composite fillings can even be dyed to help match the natural color of your teeth, which means they will look quite natural.
Most composite fillings are placed in just one appointment. If you are interested in learning more about composite fillings, please do not hesitate to contact us at (360) 447-6355! We are more than happy to schedule an appointment and talk with you about your dental health needs.