Thanks to advancements in dental technology, dentists have many options when it comes to caring for your oral health. When it comes to fillings, the most common options are resin composite fillings and amalgam fillings.
Dental fillings are typically used to repair your teeth after significant damage due to a cavity. Fillings used for this reason not only restore the functionality of the tooth by filling in the area that is lost, but the filling also serves to protect the area where the cavity used to be because this area is without a doubt more susceptible to future colonization of bacteria.
When it comes to the use of any type of filling, you should speak with your dentist beforehand to discuss the pros and cons of each material. From there, you can decide on your own which filling would be best for your unique situation. If you are experiencing any tooth pain, or if you want to discuss your options for fillings, stop by our office today!