Our dentists at Valley Grace Dental offer composite dental fillings to repair minor tooth decay and damage caused by cracks, chipping, or wear. Composite fillings are designed to match the natural appearance of your teeth, creating a beautiful restoration for your smile. Call us today at 661-587-7002 to learn more about composite and metal-free dental fillings in Bakersfield, California, and to schedule your appointment with our dentists.
What are Composite Dental Fillings?
A dental filling is a restoration used to repair minor to moderate tooth damage. We may recommend a filling if your tooth has been damaged by tooth decay (for example, if your tooth has a cavity), or if your tooth suffers from minor fracturing or chipping. The dental filling is used to restore the tooth to its original structure and function and to return your smile to good health.
Dental Fillings Replacement
Composite dental fillings usually last five to seven years, following which they must be replaced. You’ll know it’s time to replace the dental fillings when you notice darker spaces around the edges. Dental fillings start wearing away from the edges, gradually pulling away from the enamel to create small pockets of space between the filling and the tooth structure. When this happens, you must immediately contact your dentists for dental filling replacement because weakened or damaged fillings increase your risk of bacterial decay.
If your tooth is decayed or damaged, a dental filling may be a great choice for restoring your oral health and function. We invite you to call or visit us today to learn more about metal-free dental fillings Bakersfield residents trust and to schedule your next appointment with our team. We look forward to caring for your smile!