Are you experiencing any increased tooth sensitivity? Do you feel any discomfort or pain when you try eating? If so, you may be suffering from a hole in your tooth known as a cavity. Cavities are formed when the tooth enamel protecting a tooth is breached until a hole forms down to the tooth’s root. Fortunately, dental fillings can be used to eliminate cavities.
The type of dental filling you require depends on your needs and desires. If you are looking for a traditional filling, dental amalgams are an ideal choice as they have been around for over a century and continue to work well. Dental amalgams are metal fillings bound together with mercury for a durable hold that can stop cavities in their tracks and prevent future cavities from occurring.
However, dental fillings do leave a metallic finish on your teeth. If you are looking to be more discreet with your treatment, a tooth-colored filling such as a composite may be a better choice. Composites can be designed to closely match the shade color of your teeth and provide a durable hold that can be replaced and repaired as necessary. Composites are also mercury-free.
If you are in need of a dental filling treatment from our team at Anderson Lane Dental at our dentist office in Austin, Texas, please contact us at 512.459.4347 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Anderson Lane. The path to a healthy smile starts today!