Tooth-Colored Restorations for a Stunning Smile
When excessive bacteria builds up in your mouth, it leads to tooth decay. As decay spreads through your teeth, it leaves hollow spaces in the enamel called cavities. Cavities can result in further oral infections and eventual tooth loss without treatment.
If you have a cavity, Dr. Milsap can restore the appearance and function of your tooth with a composite filling. Learn how you can benefit from these natural-looking restorations.
Amalgam vs. Composite Fillings
Until recent years, most dentists used amalgam fillings to treat cavities. However, these fillings have become less popular due to their noticeable appearance and patients’ concerns that they contain mercury.
For your safety and convenience, we use composite fillings at our practice instead of amalgam. Using a durable, tooth-colored dental resin, we customize each filling to blend in seamlessly with your smile.
Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
Composite fillings provide several benefits that amalgam fillings don’t, such as:
- Customized to match your natural teeth
- Restores cracked, chipped, and decayed teeth
- Bonds directly with your existing tooth structure
- Preserves more of your natural tooth structure than amalgam fillings
Visit Dr. Milsap For Tooth-Colored Fillings
In most cases, Dr. Milsap can place your composite filling in one appointment. If you have a cavity, he’ll help restore the strength and appearance of your tooth to protect your oral health. Call our office in Fort Myers at (239) 936-3030 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Milsap today.