Advantages of Composite Dental Restorations
As a Laguna Niguel cosmetic dentist, Dr. Eng chooses to use durable composite (ceramic like) materials to restore areas of decay. Compared to silver fillings, these restorations offer benefits such as:
- Less alteration and removal of healthy tooth enamel
- Material that bonds directly with the tooth
- Aesthetic color, which blends in with the smile
- The ability to place a filling on any tooth in the mouth
- Compliments the strength of the bite
Don’t Ignore Cavities, Even if No Pain is Involved
Active tooth decay doesn’t necessarily cause pain. While some people do experience sensitivity, most people will not notice obvious symptoms until the cavity is large or has affected the nerve. At this point, more complex treatment such as a root canal or a crown are necessary.
It’s better for your tooth to remove the early cavity and repair it with a small dental filing, than to allow a larger area to become damaged by the bacterial infection.