If you’ve never had to have a composite filling before, you may wonder why you need one now. The answer is pretty straight-forward. Plaque can build up on your teeth and gums when preventive dentistry – such as diligent brushing, flossing, and professional teeth cleaning – is not adhered to.
What happens next is that the bacteria living in the plaque produce acids that can attack the tooth enamel, breaking it down over time and causing one or more holes to form, which are cavities. When left untreated by either composite fillings on Highway 6 or composite fillings in East Little York, it could lead to more serious damage such as infection, abscess, or even loss of the tooth.
Dental fillings are usually placed to remove decay and prevent further damage from occurring. At Hermosa Dental, we use composite fillings, which are typically made of powdered glass and acrylic resin. These materials are exceptional for treating small to mid-size cavities. They provide good durability and can withstand moderate pressure from chewing. They also can be shaded to match the color of the surrounding teeth to create a more natural-looking smile.
The procedure is simple and takes only one appointment – which can be made on a Saturday for your convenience. Even if you think it will be easier for you to live with your dental decay than visiting our dentist for a composite filling, it’s important to point out that early treatment can prevent the need for other – often more costly – procedures from being needed in the future.
If you don’t like the idea of decay lingering in your mouth or the idea of potentially spending more money down the road to repair your cavity, we invite you to make an appointment today to learn more about composite fillings and the other cosmetic and restorative dentistry we offer in our centrally located Houston area offices on East Little York Road or Highway 6.
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