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Don’t let cavities ruin your summer, so repair them with dental fillings. If tooth decay has occurred to the point that your tooth enamel has a significant amount of dental erosion, a hole may have formed in a tooth, known as a cavity. To prevent infection and tooth loss, the cavity must be filled in with a dental filling, which is commonly either a dental amalgam or tooth-colored composite. Listed below are some of the spectacular benefits and comparisons of the two main types of dental fillings:

– Not all cavities are created equal, and depending on the size of the cavity, a different filling may be more highly recommended, with dental amalgams tending to work better for the largest of cavities.

– Composite fillings do not have any mercury in them, which is present in small amounts in dental amalgams.

– If you are going for an improved aesthetic with your dental filling, composites are the better choice as they are more natural in appearance and can be shaded to help match the natural color of your teeth.

– Although dental fillings can fail or break on occasion due to heavy wear or an oral accident, only dental amalgams need to be fully removed before putting a new one in.

To discuss your dental filling options with Dr. Bethaney B. Brenner and the rest of our team at Bethaney B. Brenner, DMD, LLC, simply book an appointment at our dentist office in Burlington, Connecticut. Our number is 860-673-7155, and we look forward to making your smile shine soon!