If you aren’t consistent with your daily oral hygiene routine, or if you put off your routine dental checkups or recommended treatment with Dr. Lisa Kirshenbaum, a cavity could develop on one of your teeth. Early symptoms often include discomfort when chewing, tooth sensitivity, or a noticeable change in texture. If you have a cavity, Dr. Lisa Kirshenbaum may recommend a composite or amalgam dental filling in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Amalgam fillings are dark in color, so they are most often called for to repair a cavity on a tooth that isn’t visible when you smile. For instance, if the cavity was affected a molar or premolar in the back of your mouth, it might be repaired with an amalgam dental filling. This blend of special dental grade metals has the durability to handle the daily functions of chewing and grinding.
A composite resin dental filling is made from a dental-grade resin that can be shaded to match tooth enamel. This makes it a good choice for repairing a cavity that is visible when you smile. Composite fillings are indistinguishable in your smile.
If you’ve noticed a cavity on a tooth in your smile, you should contact (770) 429-0955 to have it treated by our dentist at Dental Excellence of Kennesaw.