There comes a time when some patients in the area of La Mesa, California, may need a dental filling. Composite cavity fillings are placed by a dentist when a patient has been diagnosed with tooth decay or cavities. These are often the result of poor oral hygiene or a diet high in sugars and acids. With proper care, patients can address the decay and protect the tooth from further damage by having the dentist place a filling.

What is a dental filling?

A dental filling is used to seal off the tooth from further damage and keep bacteria from entering the tooth. It also restores the function of the tooth, allowing patients to avoid experiencing pain and discomfort when enjoying their favorite foods. Drs. Richard Evans and Christine Allen of Summit Dental of La Mesa are available to educate patients on how to keep cavities from occurring and maintain good oral health and wellness over time.

Do tooth cavities hurt?

For many patients, cavities in their later stages can cause discomfort and pain. It is important that patients avoid letting their cavities get to this point and treat them as soon as they are diagnosed.

What are the benefits of composite cavity fillings?

At Summit Dental of La Mesa, we utilize composite resin as a filling for cavities instead of silver amalgam fillings like other dental practices do. There are several benefits to composite fillings. They are:

  • Affordable
  • Tooth-colored
  • Long-lasting
  • Safe
  • Effective
  • Placed in one appointment
  • Highly desirable

Call the dentists of Summit Dental of La Mesa today

Do you live in the area of La Mesa, California, or any of the surrounding communities? Are you seeking a dental team that has your oral health as a top priority? Do you need restorative solutions such as dental fillings? At Summit Dental of La Mesa, we welcome new patients into our practice to provide a wide selection of services in the areas of general, cosmetic, and reconstructive dentistry. Call our practice at (619) 494-2492 to request a consultation visit with our team at 8530 La Mesa Boulevard, Suite #204.