You can ignore that cavity if you like, but eventually, it will need to be addressed or you could risk losing the tooth. Before your cavity becomes unbearable, call Arizona Dental Heights at (480) 525-6000. One of our team members will schedule you for an appointment for a composite dental filling in Mesa, Arizona, with our dentist, Dr. Alok Ahlawat.
Traditionally, dental fillings have been made of silver amalgam. However, our dental office uses only composite, or tooth-colored, filling material. Our dentist and team have chosen to use composite filling materials in order to provide you with a more natural-looking result and to promote better long-term oral health. There are many benefits to composite fillings, including:
Material that bonds to your tooth to provide more support for the tooth’s structural integrity
Reduced risk of the treated tooth breaking or fracturing in the futureInsulation from temperature changes caused by foods and beverages
Better seals around the edges of the damaged area, increasing the tooth’s resistance to decay and leaks
The ability to correct cavities that are too small for amalgam fillings to repair
Fillings that can be repaired and replaced without being removed from the tooth
No mercury or other metals are used, making the filling safer
When you receive a composite dental filling, our dentist will carefully select a filling that matches your natural tooth color to give you a more beautiful and healthier-looking smile. Fillings can usually be placed in a single appointment.
For more information about composite dental fillings and to make an appointment with our dentist, contact our office today.