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Keep your smile strong this summer with a dental filling. 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, referred to as a cavity. To prevent infection and tooth loss, the cavity must be filled in with a dental filling, which is traditionally either a dental amalgam or tooth-colored composite. Listed below are some of the incredible benefits and comparisons of the two main types of dental fillings:

– If you would rather stick to a mercury-free dental filling, skip dental amalgams and choose composite fillings instead.

– A typical dental amalgam can last many years before it needs to be replaced. When replacing an amalgam, the original one must first be removed. When replacing a composite, a new one can be added without taking out the original one.

– Dental amalgams are often noted for their metallic shine as composite fillings are often noticed for their tooth-colored shine.

– Although there are many factors that come into play when determining your ideal dental filling treatment, small to medium-sized cavities tend to require composite fillings whereas dental amalgams tend to work best on larger cavities.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Bertha D. Bravo, Dentist PC to see if you are a candidate for a dental filling, please call our dentist office in Hempstead, New York at 516-485-1145. Dr. Bertha Bravo and the rest of our team look forward to improving your smile for many years to come!