If you ever suffer from dental erosion, it can lead to a hole in your tooth enamel. Whenever a hole forms in your tooth enamel, it is known as a cavity. If left untreated, it can expose the inner workings of a tooth to infections and eventually cause tooth death. To avoid this, Dr. Laris Milligan can place a dental filling after removing the decaying material and filling in the cavity. One highly effective treatment that has proven beneficial in many ways is a composite dental filling.
If you would like to have a dental filling but aren’t interested in a shiny amalgam which can leave behind a metallic glow, speak with your dentist about a composite filling. Composite fillings, also known as tooth-colored fillings, can match the color of your teeth and can even be used on extremely small cavities that dental amalgams cannot repair. Furthermore, composite fillings can seal the margins of a tooth better than amalgams, which will help prevent leakage.
One of the key benefits of composite fillings is their ability to be replaced without having to remove the original. If you do need one upgraded, which should be about every ten years or so, a composite filling can be placed over the top of the original many times over. Furthermore, composite fillings are also mercury-free.
Composite fillings can be placed with the help of our team of experts at Laris W. Milligan. If you need a dental filling in Wilmington, North Carolina, you can schedule an appointment at our dentist office, by calling us at 910-799-5000.