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With the abundance of sweets and treats available this holiday season, it is important to not overdo it, or you may end up with a cavity or two. Cavities arise when there is a hole in your tooth enamel due to dental erosion or some form of damage that resulted in a crack or hole in your tooth. Fortunately, cavities can be treated with the help of dental fillings.

If you do have a cavity, it is best to fill it in with a highly effective professional tooth-colored filling, also known as a composite filling. Composite fillings are well known for their ability to mimic the natural look of other teeth. Composites are installed easily and are shaded well to blend in with your smile. Composite fillings are typically made of porcelain and can easily be colored to match your exact tooth color. Typically, a single dental filling can last nearly a decade before it needs to be repaired. In addition, the original filling will not need to be removed with dental composites. Instead, new composites can be placed directly on top of it and be restored or replaced as necessary.

Tooth-colored dental fillings can be given with the help of our team. If you need a dentist in Wilmington, North Carolina, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Harrison Keith III at our dentist office, by calling us at 910-763-8129.