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When the tooth enamel that rests on the outer layer is damaged and a hole forms, it is called a cavity. If a cavity burrows into the canal of a tooth, the pulp will be at risk for infection, which can lead to tooth loss. Conquer cavities with dental fillings. Here are some of the amazing perks of a dental filling:

– Dental amalgams are metallic amalgams that are often best used for large and oversized cavities. Composite fillings are tooth-colored fillings that are often best used for smaller cavities. Composites can be used for cavities that are often considered too small for cavities.

– If you are interested in a mercury-free dental filling, avoid dental amalgams and go with composite options instead.

– If you are looking for a dental filling that blends in with the natural color of your teeth, composites are a better choice than amalgams as amalgams leave a metallic finish and composites can be shaded to better match your tooth color.

– If a dental amalgam is damaged, it will need to be removed and replaced. If a composite filling is damaged, it can be repaired or replaced without removing the filling.

If you would like a professional dental filling treatment from Brighter Smiles Family Dental at our dentist office in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, please contact us at 717-274-5613. Dr. Jing Yang and the rest of our team will ensure you get the cavity-free smile you desire.