Holidays including Halloween and Thanksgiving are right around the corner. Before you know it, the sweets and treats that fill the air will be aplenty. However, the temptations that will be placed in front of you can easily damage your teeth. In the event of a cavity, it is important to treat it with a dental filling such as a tooth-colored composite.
Composite fillings consist of resin or porcelain materials to effectively treat cavities. Composite fillings are regularly referred to as tooth-colored composites because the materials used in their construction can often be shaded to mimic the natural color of your teeth. Composite fillings are also easily replaced. If a composite is damaged, we do not need to take out the original filling. Instead a new one can be placed over top the old one. This is much more effective than dental amalgams which must be removed first.
Dental amalgams are a combination of metals bound with mercury to produce a dental filling that is capable of eradicating large cavities. Dental amalgams do leave behind a distinctive metallic shine, whereas composites match the natural color of your smile and are metal-free.
Are you in need of a dentist in Tampa, Florida? To schedule an oral exam for tooth-colored composites at Pro Spoto Dental, simply book an appointment at our dentist office with Dr. Gerald Spoto and the rest of our team. We can be reached at (813) 884-3287. We are here to proudly keep you and your smile healthy and happy.