Dr. Roderick Cooper and our dental team care about you and your smile, which is why we strongly encourage you to get a cavity treated as soon as it forms in your tooth. This is because if you delay treatment, it can result in root canal therapy or even tooth extraction. When you come in to get it treated, your dentist should be able to repair your tooth with one of the most common dental fillings in the world, which are composite or amalgam dental fillings.
Composite fillings are tooth-colored restorations that can repair your smile all while maintaining its beauty. These fillings are made from ceramic, resin, and plastic and they are generally used for the teeth that are visible in your smile. However, you can still use these fillings to repair teeth in the back of your mouth. Because of recent improvements in the dental industry, the fillings are now strong enough to withstand heavy chewing forces.
Amalgam fillings are silver restorations that are made of copper, silver, mercury, and tin. The mercury binds the fillings together and it gives the fillings the strength and durability they need to tolerate pressure and force from chewing for many years. These fillings are easily placed and they are inexpensive options for repairing the back teeth.
Now that you know all about the two most common dental fillings in Lilburn, Georgia, it’s time to call Bella Dental Services at (404)294-8385 and schedule an appointment for treatment. The sooner you call us, the sooner we can restore your oral health and save your smile. We look forward to helping you!