Cavities can create killer smiles, and not in a good way. If a cavity is unleashed on your mouth and remains untreated, it can seep deep into a tooth and allow bacteria to infect it, ultimately leading to death of the tooth. Instead, you should eradicate all cavities as soon as they appear, often times with the use of a dental filling.
If you are looking for a dental filling that works best for large cavities, dental amalgams are a wonderful choice. Dental amalgams have been used in American dentistry for over 150 years and have a proven track record of excellence and effectiveness. Dental amalgams use a combination of metals with mercury as a binding agent, to bind a tooth shut and prevent further harm from occurring in the area.
If you are looking for a dental filling that works best for small to medium-sized cavities, composite fillings are the suitable choice. Composite fillings, also known as tooth-colored fillings, carry with them the added benefit of being adjustable by color. If you would like a filling that can mimic the natural look of your teeth, composites are the better choice. In addition, if a composite fails, it can be repaired or reapplied without the need to remove the original filling.
If you suffer from a cavity or weakened tooth enamel, contact Orangeburg Dental Associates at 803-534-1020 to see if a treatment such as dental fillings is right for you. To schedule an oral examination with Dr. Lambrecht, Dr. West, and our team at our dental office in Orangeburg, South Carolina, please contact us at your earliest convenience. It’s never too late to start taking steps to a healthier you.