Cavities are holes created by bacteria that eat away at teeth. If a cavity is not filled, bacteria will continue to destroy the tooth.
Cavities can lead to infection, which can get into the blood stream and cause serious health problems in children. Composite dental fillings can stop cavities and save an affected tooth.
Composite dental fillings are less common than silver or amalgam fillings. Amalgam fillings are a mixture of mercury, silver, tin, and copper.
While some people worry about the possible health risks of mercury, research has shown that amalgam fillings are not dangerous.
Silver or amalgam fillings:
Because of these disadvantages, people might want to consider composite dental fillings as a good option instead of standard amalgam fillings.
Composite fillings are a tooth-colored mixture of plastic and glass that are used to fill cavities. While composite fillings have been around since the 1960s, a lot of improvements over the years have made them an good choice for filling cavities.
There are three reasons why you might prefer composite dental fillings. Composite fillings:
Composite fillings can also be used to repair chipped, broken, or worn teeth and blend right in with the surrounding teeth.
At Kool Smiles, we believe all kids have the right to quality dental care. Make an appointment for your child at Kool Smiles by calling us today.
We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about your child’s dental health, cavities, and composite dental fillings.
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