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Fillings: Silver and White2018-08-27T23:06:03+00:00

FILLINGS: SILVER AND WHITE

When you get a cavity, immediate treatment is recommended using fillings.  As soon as you suspect a cavity, come to Solomon Family Dentistry.  We proudly serve Charleston and Summerville.

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FILLINGS: SILVER AND WHITE

General and Cosmetic Dentistry 

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 to prevent a more dramatic treatment from progressed decay.

Common Dental Filling Options

1. Composite resins, or tooth-colored fillings, provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small- to mid-size fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from chewing. They can be used on either front or back teeth.

2. Dental amalgam fillings, also called silver-colored fillings, are made from a combination of metals that include mercury, silver, tin and copper. This type of filling has been used for more than 100 years and is very durable.

3. Gold fillings, also called inlays or onlays, are composed of an alloy of gold, copper and other metals. While gold has been used in dentistry for more than 1,000 years, its drawback is that it’s very costly.

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.)
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