Decay that is not cared for can spread quickly in a tooth, infecting the pulp, nerves, and roots. That’s why it’s essential to care for cavities promptly. At the office of Earl E. Gaball DDS in Battle Creek, Michigan, we provide care for tooth decay with a composite white dental filling. Composite fillings are composed of a tooth-colored resin material that’s hardly noticeable when you smile, making your dental care for cavities both effective and discreet.
Composite fillings give you the best of both worlds when it comes to caring for cavities due to their cosmetic and restorative properties. Unlike silver amalgam fillings that stick out when you smile, composite fillings appear more natural, as the color of the filling blends in with the color of your teeth, making them less conspicuous when you talk, laugh, smile, or eat. Composite fillings will make you feel less self-conscious about your appearance if you’re prone to cavities. Composite resin material can also cover chips, cracks, stains, or other minor flaws in your teeth to improve your smile’s appearance.
When it comes to functionality, composite restorations make an excellent choice for dental care for cavities for the following reasons: