These treatments, also known as composite or “white” fillings, use a durable composite resin material to reinforce your teeth and provide resistance to fractures. They look like your natural teeth, so you may not even notice they are there. Tooth-colored fillings are now the standard method of treatment to address cavities in your teeth, replacing defective old metal and mercury fillings of the past. Tooth-colored fillings also provide an additional benefit: reducing the risks that mercury and amalgam filling material can pose to your health and to the environment.
Plus, tooth-colored filling treatments can often save more of the existing tooth before the filling is placed. Dr. Puerto can perform tooth-colored filling procedures for patients with new cavities, or for those who would like to replace their existing metal fillings with these safer, more aesthetically pleasing alternatives.
Cavities are caused by the destruction or weakening of your tooth enamel. Tooth enamel is the hard covering over the tooth that helps to protect the underlying bone and interior of the tooth.
There are some simple tricks that people can use to avoid or lessen the amount and severity of cavities that they get over the course of their lives.
If you have increased tooth sensitivity or believe that you may have a cavity, you should schedule an appointment with us today!