Oh no, you have a cavity! Well…….sometimes you may think you’re doing everything right – brushing twice a day and flossing daily – and yet, tooth decay still sneaks in, leaving your dentist to deliver the news no patient ever wants to hear: You have a cavity. When you get a cavity, immediate treatment is recommended using fillings, so as to prevent a more dramatic treatment from progressed decay.
When treating a cavity, your dentist will need to make some considerations when deciding which filling to choose, including:
Your oral-health history
The size and location of the cavity
Your preference in materials (i.e. composite resins, amalgam, etc.)