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Choosing the Best Filling for Your Cavity

Everyone’s dental needs are unique, so when you need dental treatment, you typically have options. For cavities, which are the most common dental health issue, the best choice is often a tooth-colored filling. Made from composite resin that blends in discreetly with your teeth, a tooth-colored filling can simultaneously fix your cavity and improve the appearance of your tooth. If you develop a cavity, then your dentist might suggest a tooth-colored filling as the most appropriate solution to treat it.

Fixing Your Cavity
A cavity is another name for a hole, and when one develops in your tooth, it’s because of the progression of tooth decay. When oral bacteria erode your tooth enamel and infect your tooth’s structure, it causes a cavity to form and continuously grow until treated. The only way to restore your tooth is to remove the decay to stop the cavity from growing, and then replace the tooth structure that you’ve lost with a man-made, biocompatible filling.

Why Tooth-Colored Fillings Are Best
In the not-too-distant past, most tooth fillings were made from metal amalgam. The mixture of metals is strong enough to withstand your bite’s pressure, but it also shines conspicuously against the color of your teeth. By contrast, tooth-colored fillings are custom-tinted to blend in with your healthy, natural teeth, remaining undetectable even from up close. Composite resin can also be more securely bonded to your tooth’s structure, allowing for a more stable restoration for your cavity.

Treat Your Cavity with a Tooth-Colored Filling
If you have a cavity, then a tooth-colored filling may be the best option for treating the tooth and stopping the cavity from growing. To schedule a consultation, call Oxnard Dentistry in Oxnard, CA, today at (805) 604-9999. We also proudly serve patients from in and around Camarillo, Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Moore Park, and all surrounding communities.

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