Once a cavity has been discovered, our family dental practice offers the choice of three filling materials:
- Porcelain – better for large cavities in teeth with heavy chewing pressure, and can match tooth color
- Silver Amalgam – a mix of several metals, good for smaller cavities; an inexpensive option
- Composite resin – durable and tooth-colored; best for small to medium cavities
WHAT IS A CAVITY?
A cavity is a hole left behind after tooth decay destroys part of a tooth. The cavity in the tooth still contains the bacteria that created it. Left unchecked, this decay will continue to spread and damage
the tooth. When adding a filling, we clean away the decay inside the cavity before filling it in.
WHAT IS A FILLING?
Fillings prevent bacteria or plaque from building up inside cavities, which could lead to serious infections. Fillings reinforce the tooth, to keep it from chipping, cracking, or breaking inward from trauma. Without a filling, even minor cavities could hinder the health and function of your teeth.
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Just like his father in law before him (Mike McBride), Jeremy is the only one I trust my (and my kids’) smile with. Great hygienist staff as well. Could not be more happy with this office!!!