If you have pain when you eat something that is sweet, you may have a dental cavity. If this is the case, you want to visit us at Fredericksburg Dentistry. Our top-notch dentist can provide you with Fredericksburg cavity treatment using one of two dental filling materials.
At our dental practice, we are happy to offer our patients a choice when it comes to their Fredericksburg cavity treatment. We offer both silver amalgam fillings and tooth-colored composite fillings. Both of these filling materials have their benefits and even drawbacks. Our dentist will recommend which type of filling material to use, and he will generally base this decision on the size and location of the cavity. Composite fillings are aesthetically pleasing because once they are applied to your tooth, they cannot be seen. This is because the tooth-colored filling will match your tooth perfectly. In addition, the filling is actually bonded to the tooth, so your tooth will be strengthened. And, generally less tooth enamel needs to be removed in order to apply this type of filling. However, tooth-colored composite fillings usually take more time to apply. For this reason, they can be the more expensive treatment option so some insurance companies may not cover this treatment. You should check with your insurance company to see what type of treatment options they offer to you.
For an appointment to see our dentist for Fredericksburg cavity treatment, contact us today.