Your Boulder Dentist for Composite Fillings
It happens to all of us over time: minor tooth decay can lead to cavities, which need to be drilled and filled. Fortunately, composite fillings – also known as white fillings since they’re made to match the color of your existing teeth – are a great solution.
Composite resins, or tooth-colored fillings, provide good durability and resistance to fractures in small- to mid-size fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing. They can be used on either your front or back teeth since they’ll blend in with your existing teeth, making them a good choice for people who prefer that their fillings look more natural.
Ultimately, the best dental filling is no dental filling!
Prevention is the best medicine. You can dramatically decrease your risk of cavities and other dental diseases by:
- Brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste
- Flossing daily
- Eating a balanced diet
- Visiting your dentist regularly.