Oral Health Treatments: Dental Fillings

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A dental filling is a tooth restoration treatment that is specifically designed to treat cavities. However, if you prefer a cosmetically-pleasing dental filling, a tooth-colored composite filling is a better choice than a dental amalgam. However, if you have an extremely large cavity, a dental amalgam may be the better choice.

Determining which dental filling is best for you depends on your oral health care needs. If you have an extremely small cavity, including microscopic ones, a tooth filling will be your best option. Furthermore, composite fillings are highly effective options if you are looking for a filling that naturally mimics the color of your teeth. They can even be shaded to blend in seamlessly with your smile.

Dental amalgams, which are metallic looking in their appearance, have been around for over 150 years and have a proven track record of success for treating cavities. Not only are they highly effective, but they are highly durable as well. However, if one should fail due to blunt trauma or any other type of oral accident or injury, it must be removed before a new one can be placed. Composite fillings on the other hand, are tooth-colored and can be reapplied without removing the original filling.

Whichever dental filling service you feel would best suit your needs, Dr. Wendy Quiroz and our team here at Wendy Quiroz, DDS in our dentist office in Clovis, California are committed to providing you the service you require. We can be reached at 559-299-9211. We look forward to bringing your smile back to its fullest.