Most adults will need to get a cavity filled at least one time in their lives, so it’s understandable to want to understand your different options when it comes to your filling. When dental issues go untreated, patients tend to miss work to treat dental problems with recurrent trips to the dentist.
While cavities don’t sound like a scary issue, if left untreated, they can lead to dental pain, broken or fractured teeth, and tooth abscesses. Severe dental pain makes it hard to concentrate at work and can only your Pikesville dentist can treat it.
Your tooth-colored filling, also known as white filling, will look natural and will blend in with the rest of your smile. At Naylors Court Dental Partners, we may recommend tooth-colored fillings for a visible portion of your smile.
Most people know of silver-colored fillings, or dental amalgams, which are made with a mixture of different metals. Silver fillings are very durable, making them a better choice for molars that withstand a lot of chewing and biting force.
Both types of fillings can repair cavities, but your Pikesville dentist may recommend different fillings for various reasons.
Upon evaluation of your teeth, we will determine the type of filling that is best for your tooth. We only use composite resin fillings (white fillings) that bond into teeth, because these fillings place less stress on teeth than the silver amalgam fillings. Because they are white, these fillings will also look very natural when you smile.
If you need a natural composite filling, contact our office today to schedule your appointment!