Do you experience frequent tooth pain? You may be suffering from tooth decay and have a cavity. Luckily, Dental Serenity in Dumfries, VA near Woodbridge, VA offers amalgam and tooth-colored fillings depending on your condition and preference. Wondering if you may need a filling? Here are some signs to look out for:
Chronic Tooth Pain
Sensitivity to Hot/Cold
Lost Dental Filling
Dark Spots on Teeth
Tooth-colored fillings, also known as composite resins, can be a durable and fracture resistant option for small to medium sized fillings. They are good for teeth that withstand pressure and stress due to chewing and be used on both front or back teeth. For patients that prefer a more natural look, these can be a good choice.
Amalgam fillings, also known as silver fillings, have been used in the dental field for over 100 years and are a great choice for medium to large sized fillings or cavities that occur in the back teeth. This is due to their durability, longevity, and cost in comparison to other restorative dentistry treatments. Amalgam also hardens faster than other materials and such are easier to place then the alternatives, reducing treatment time.
Book an appointment with our Dumfries, VA dental clinic for dental fillings today!