Can Dental Fillings Be Used to Treat Your Cavities?

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Can dental fillings be used to treat your cavities? Often, cavities form before we begin to feel their symptoms, thus making it too late to prevent them from developing. However, with dental fillings such as dental composites and dental amalgams, cavities can be treated and overcome! Take a look at just a few of the benefits that dental fillings can provide for your smile:

– If you are looking for a natural-looking filling, composites are the ideal choice for you as dental composites can be color-matched to your teeth for a more uniform appearance.

– If a dental amalgam has sustained damage, it will need to be removed before it is replaced, but with composites, the original filling can be mended many times over.

– Mercury holds the metals together in dental amalgams. Due to its controversial nature, some patients seek to forgo the use of mercury, and instead, opt for their mercury-free counterparts. 

– For large cavities, dental amalgams work best, but for smaller cavities, dental composites are ideal.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Bright Dental Care for a dental filling, please call our dentist office at 661.588.2772. We are located in Bakersfield, California, and Dr. Yong Eon Park and all of our wonderful team look forward to doing our best to ensure your oral health remains terrific.