If the dentist finds a cavity during your routine checkup, he or she will remove the decay and restore the tooth with a dental filling. There are several types of dental fillings to choose from.
Gold fillings are considered to be one of the strongest fillings in terms of being able to withstand chewing forces. Due to their durability, they often last fifteen years or more. Gold is the most expensive type of filling, though, and some people do not care for their high level of visibility.
Silver amalgam fillings are also considered to have a high level of strength and durability. They are typically the cheapest type of filling, and can last fifteen years or more. These fillings contain mercury, and though they have been proven to be safe, many people try to avoid these fillings for this reason. They are also considered to be highly visible, and thus undesirable.
Composite fillings are made of a tooth-colored resin material, which makes them highly aesthetic. They can actually be made by our cosmetic dentists in North Hollywood to match the color of your natural teeth. While they are not considered to be as durable as gold and silver fillings, many people prefer them due to their superior aesthetics.
If you think you may have a cavity that needs to be treated, contact our expert in dental fillings in North Hollywood to schedule a consultation.