Your Options for Cavity Fillings

Your Options for Cavity Fillings

If you’ve ever had a cavity filled, you know that the end result is a whole tooth that doesn’t hurt any longer. Of course, you are left with a big gray blob in your teeth that doesn’t look good.

That doesn’t exactly do wonders for your smile. And if you have a big cavity filled, then the filling itself is pretty hard to miss. This can negatively affect your self-esteem and how you perform or act in many different social situations.

The good news is that you have other options.

Go with gold
Depending on where you’re at, you can almost always ask a dentist about gold fillings. Yes, these are made from real gold. Of course, these will cost more, but they have their benefits. Gold is a soft material that easily forms to your teeth. Plus, it looks pretty cool!

Composite resin
This is the option that Dr. Chan is most likely to recommend if you want a discreet filling. This composite resin is made from a variety of materials that combine to make a clear, tooth-colored resin that’s strong and useful.

Here at Advanced Dental Arts, we’ve seen firsthand just what kind of difference a great filling can make. We recommend these different options because we know they work. They’ll help give you the smile you need and alleviate issues caused by cavities. To learn more, call us today at 617-934-4952.