Dental Fillings - Amalgam and Tooth-Colored Composite
Tooth decay is incredibly common. Nearly 3 million Americans experience some form of tooth decay every year. The good news is there are many options to help repair tooth decay, whether big or small. One of the most popular and common treatment options would be dental fillings.
The first step is to visit your dentist and get a professional assessment of your teeth. If dental decay is discovered then you can schedule an appointment to receive a dental filling. At the filling appointment, your tooth will be cleaned and damaged and decayed portions will be removed. Then the filling will be molded to the tooth and you’ll be all set and ready to take on the world.
Types of Fillings
All filling types help restore the strength and integrity of your tooth. However, filling materials do vary in appearance, cost, and longevity. The material you choose will depend on your specific wants, needs, and dental goals. Some common types of fillings include porcelain, gold, silver amalgam, composite resin, and more.
A popular option is tooth-colored composite because it looks like your natural tooth and will blend into your smile so effortlessly. Amalgam fillings are also a common choice. They are greyish silver in color and can last up to up to fifteen years when cared for properly.
How to Prevent Tooth Decay
If you’re hoping to avoid tooth decay and dental fillings there’s plenty you can do to keep your teeth in good shape. Visiting the dentist regularly can help catch any decay early on and can keep your teeth and gums free from disease. Consuming a well-balanced diet and avoiding too much sticky or sugary foods can also help keep your teeth safe. Be sure to floss and brush your teeth daily in order to maintain the best oral health you can.
Schedule a complimentary consultation by calling (601) 924-1555, and discover how cosmetic solutions and teeth whitening can give you a brilliant new smile!