Posted .

Are dental fillings needed for every cavity? Often, cavities form before we can feel them, thus making it too late to prevent them from occurring. However, with dental fillings such as dental composites and dental amalgams, cavities can be treated and defeated. Listed below are a few sensational benefits that dental fillings can provide for your smile:

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

– Metals in dental amalgams are held together with mercury. Due to its controversial nature, some would prefer to relinquish the use of mercury, and instead, go with dental composites for their fillings, as they are mercury-free.

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

– For large cavities, dental amalgams often work best, and for smaller cavities, dental composites can work wonders.

To learn more about dental fillings, or to schedule an appointment with your dentist at Sensitive Dental, call our dental office in Houston, Texas at 281-531-1000. Dr. Jorge Pinera and our entire team want to ensure your oral health is exemplary for years to come!