Composite fillings have none of these concerns. The tooth-colored resin can be perfectly blended to match the natural shade of your tooth, allowing the filling to blend in flawlessly with the rest of your teeth. The composite resin is made up of a mixture of plastic and porcelain and contains no potentially harmful chemicals. Additionally, because of the way composite fillings are placed, we are actually able to preserve more of your natural tooth structure, and the fillings are more stable and less likely to come loose than metal fillings.
What Are Cavities?
Everyone’s mouth naturally has millions of bacteria. These bacteria are actually the culprits behind cavities. When you consume foods that are high in sugar or carbohydrates, these bacteria are able to thrive. They mix with your saliva and cling to your teeth in the form of plaque. The bacteria then excrete acid, which slowly erodes the enamel coating of your tooth. In time, a pit or hole begins to form in the structure of your tooth. This is a cavity.
Brushing regularly and rinsing your mouth after eating sugary or carbohydrate-rich foods will help to keep your mouth free of sugary residue and will also remove plaque from your teeth. Regular cleanings at Agave Dental will help get rid of any traces of plaque that might remain.
To schedule your cleaning or check-up, call Agave Dental today.