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If dental erosion has occurred to your smile to the point that a hole is formed in your tooth enamel, a cavity will arise. Fortunately, cavities can be treated with the help of composite dental fillings designed to eradicate the decay and restore the health of the tooth once more.

To prevent a dental filling from being necessary, it is important to brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, eat a balanced diet and visit the dentist regularly. However, if a cavity does arise is important to visit your dentist for a composite filling, also known as a tooth-colored filling.

Composite fillings are highly effective because they can last up to a decade of use. They are mercury-free, they’re amazingly proficient, they can blend in with your natural smile, and are great for and fixing small cavities. Conversely, alternative treatments such as dental amalgams can often be used to fill in cavities, but they do contain mercury and leave behind an unsightly metallic shine.

Be sure to make time in your life to visit your dentist at Complete Dental Care for a composite filling if you have a cavity, and if necessary, to schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert Doyle for a more thorough exam of your oral health. You can get ahold of our dentist office in Whitaker, Pennsylvania, by calling us at 412-567-0927.