Taking ownership of your smile begins with treating all oral health risks and ailments that come your way. For many individuals, at least one cavity will occur in your lifetime. A cavity is a hole in the tooth enamel that protects a tooth, which will need to be treated with dental fillings as soon as possible. To keep your oral health care at its best, consider the following benefits of dental fillings:
– Dental amalgams can be used to repair cavities that are extremely large and difficult to fill effectively with composite fillings. Although, some cavities may be too small for amalgams to work effectively, which instead require composite treatments.
– If you require mercury-free dental fillings, choose composites rather than amalgams.
– If a dental filling is broken by an oral accident or injury, it will need to be replaced. Dental amalgams need to be detached before the new filling can be installed. Composite fillings can be corrected or replaced without removing the old filling.
– If you would like for your dental filling to aesthetically complement your natural tooth color, pick composites rather than metallic amalgams.
If you would like to experience the life-changing transformation that dental fillings can provide, please stop by Kevin J. Reece, DDS for an oral exam from Dr. Kevin J. Reece and our team at our dentist facility in Payson, Utah. Schedule your visit by calling us at 801-465-4474. Let us help you with all of your oral health care needs!