Your dentist can provide you with a wide variety of different treatments and procedures when it comes to maintaining and improving your dental health. One of the more common procedures performed is the dental filling, and when it comes to treating cavities you actually have a bit of a choice when it comes to how that treatment goes for you. Here at Central Park Dentists, our Cobble Hill dentist can provide you with either a tooth colored filling or an amalgam filling. It all depends on your preferences, but it helps to know the difference between the two options before making a final decision.
It is important to have a cavity filled, no matter what. A cavity forms as the result of plaque and other harmful bacteria eating away at your tooth enamel. Plaque and bacteria builds up along your teeth and gumline, which is why brushing daily is so important. The more plaque you have, the more likely you are of developing a cavity. A cavity is essentially decay, and it will only grow bigger and take more of your tooth mass along with it the longer it goes untreated. In order to prevent this from happening, you need to have a dentist get rid of the decayed portions of tooth and fill in the remaining, clean cavity with a filling. Here at Central Park Dentists, our Cobble Hill dentist can provide you with either tooth colored or amalgam dental fillings.
An amalgam filling is one made of a mixture of metals. It is the more traditional form of dental filling used. But some people may not like the way that these fillings look, as it may cause your entire tooth to take on a silver or grey hue. Instead, you can opt for a tooth colored dental filling which will blend in seamlessly instead. If you need either kind of filling, simply call us here at Central Park Dentists and schedule an appointment with our Cobble Hill dentist today.