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Cavities, also referred to as tooth/dental decay, are holes in the teeth. Cavities are the second-most common health disorder in the United States, according to the National Institutes of Health, and a very common disorder worldwide. If you’re struggling with cavities, decay, enamel damage, or even a tooth that’s missing altogether, our El Monte dentist
, Alfonso Martinez DDS, can help revitalize your smile with restorative care. One of our most popular procedures, for example, is tooth-colored dental fillings for mercury-free cavity treatment.
Our dental fillings are not only strong and durable, but restore the look of natural teeth and are very aesthetically pleasing. Depending on the extent of decay and the tooth's location, our El Monte dentist may recommend a specific type of filling material. Used by dentists for more than a century, dental amalgam is the most thoroughly researched and tested restorative material among all those in use. Although dental amalgam continues to be a safe, commonly used restorative material, some concern has been raised because of its mercury content. If this is a concern of yours, or if you’d like more aesthetically pleasing dental fillings, then tooth-colored composite fillings may be a better option. Composite fillings provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small-to-mid size restorations that need to withstand moderate chewing pressure. Less tooth structure is removed when the dentist prepares the tooth, and this may result in a smaller filling than that of an amalgam.
The best way to determine which treatment is right for you is by calling our dental office and scheduling a consultation. Having a better understanding of your options before you go in for your appointment will make the decision-making process easier. El Monte dentist
Dr. Martinez will discuss these options with you and provide a recommendation of which one will give you the best results. Damage to your teeth can cause stress and embarrassment, but restoring and replacing your teeth with dental fillings will surely restore your beautiful smile.
By Alfonso E. Martinez DDS, Inc.
May 11, 2017