The most effective forms of cavity treatment are dental fillings. Dental fillings are tooth restorations designed to remove the decay caused by a cavity and fill in the hole in your tooth enamel to stop the cavity from progressing as well as protect your tooth from additional cavities from occurring in the future.
Dental fillings come in many varieties with various types of materials. Two of the most common forms are dental amalgams and composite fillings. Dental amalgams are a blend of metal held together with mercury as a binding agent.
Tooth-colored composite fillings are mercury free and are commonly called tooth-colored fillings, as the materials used for composites closes matches the look of natural teeth. With the help of advanced color shading techniques, tooth-colored composites can be used that match the look of your teeth.
Due to the unsafe effect mercury can have in your mouth, we at i smile mathis ferry dentistry use only composite fillings. We also make sure that our fillings are free of BPA (bisphenol A) which can also be harmful to your health.
Don’t wait until it’s too late for a cavity filling. Please book an oral exam with Dr. Wendy S. Haefner at our dentist office in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina by calling us at 843-884-1215. I Smile Mathis Ferry Dentistry looks forward to bringing your smile back to its fullest. We hope to see you soon!