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Dental fillings remove cavities and repair smiles. If tooth decay has occurred to the level that your tooth enamel has a significant amount of dental erosion, a hole may have formed in a tooth, called a cavity. To prevent infection and tooth loss, the cavity must be filled in with a dental filling, which is routinely either a dental amalgam or tooth-colored composite. Listed below are some of the wonderful benefits and comparisons of the two main types of dental fillings:

– Both amalgams and composites can wear out or fail over time, but composites do not need to be removed if they fail. Instead, a new one can be applied and put on directly over the original.

– Although the levels of mercury in dental amalgams is low, you can avoid mercury altogether with composite fillings, which are mercury free.

– If you are looking for tooth-colored shine in your fillings, composites are the obvious choice as dental amalgams leave a metallic shine.

– The size of your cavity plays a significant role as to which type of filling treatment will work best. For large cavities, dental amalgams tend to be more durable.

To learn more about dental fillings, contact Dr. Edward Brandon and our team at Edward S. Brandon DDS Inc by calling us at 440-526-8688. If you would like an oral exam, our dentist office is located in Brecksville, Ohio. We are here to proudly keep you and your smile healthy and happy.