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Most people will have a cavity at some point in their life, and therefore, will require a filling.
Composite, or tooth-colored (white) fillings, are used to fill cavities and restore the tooth back to its natural shape and function in a more natural-looking and conservative way.
What is a Dental Filling?
Dental fillings are used to restore damaged and/or decayed teeth. The decayed material is removed, cleaned, and then filled with a durable material. Traditionally, amalgam or “silver” fillings were used to fill teeth. While these filling are still useful and effective in certain situations today, composite or “tooth-colored” fillings have become the new norm.
Composite fillings are made of a blend of plastic and ceramics. They are strong, durable, and allow for a more conservative preparation. As a result, composite fillings restore your tooth shape and function in a more natural and esthetic way.
- Lack of proper oral hygiene
- A diet high in sugar and acidity
- Frequent snacking or sipping
- Lack of fluoride
- Dry mouth
- Heartburn / GERD
- Bedtime infant feeding