If your tooth enamel is ever damaged, it may be possible for a hole to form within a tooth. This type of hole in a tooth is commonly referred to as a cavity. Do you suffer from a cavity and are searching for cavity treatments? If so, the benefits of dental amalgams and composite fillings include:
– Dental amalgams are metallic dental fillings that are often best served to large and oversized cavities. Composite fillings are tooth-colored fillings that are often best served to smaller cavities.
– If you are searching for a dental filling that blends in with the natural color of your teeth, composites are a better choice than amalgams as amalgams leave a metallic finish compared to composites, which can be shaded to better match your original tooth color.
– If a dental amalgam is damaged, it will require removal and replacement. If a composite filling is damaged, it can be repaired or replaced without getting rid of the original filling.
– If you desire a mercury-free dental filling, avoid dental amalgams and go with composite options instead.
You may be at an increased risk for cavities. Nasson Rodriguez is here to help you with all your oral health needs. For a complete diagnosis from Dr. Nasson Rodriguez and our team at our dentist office in New Orleans, Louisiana, you can schedule an appointment by calling us at 504-364-1333. Our wonderful staff is here to help you get the smile you want!