Improve Your Oral Health Care Goals with Composite Dental Fillings

Published on February 21, 2018

Tooth decay is a common dental problem. If you do have a cavity, it is important to make sure the decayed material is removed, and the tooth is cleaned to allow for the placement of a dental filling. For a filling that is virtually unnoticeable to others, consider a composite filling.

Composite fillings have not been around as long as other treatment options, but they have been proven to be safe and highly effective. They are mercury-free and extremely durable and are good for cavities in teeth that are visible to others. Furthermore, they can be used for extremely small cavities that may be too small for other filling options such as dental amalgams. They’re also better at sealing the margins of a tooth than amalgams.

A single composite filling can often last 7 to 10 years before it may need to be replaced. One of the added benefits of composite fillings is that the original filling does not need to be removed. Instead, it can be repaired numerous times over to provide you the treatment you need. If you have a cavity that you would like to have treated, contact our team at Las Cruces Dental Associates. You can set up an appointment with Dr. Samaniego by calling 575.523.1479.