If you have pain in your tooth when you eat something sweet you may indeed have a dental cavity. Of course, no cavity will ever go away by itself, so the sooner you come in for treatment, the easier it will be to have your cavity treated. However, you can be assured that your cavity treatment at our Premier Family Dental Care center will be perfectly comfortable and pain-free. Additionally, when you have cavity treatment at our dental office, you will have a choice of two different types of Clifton dental fillings.
At our dental practice, our expert and highly trained dentist is Dr. Shahmehdi. Dr. Shahmehdi has been providing exemplary dental care to members of our community for over seven years. When patients come to us and need to have dental fillings, we are happy to be able to offer two different types of filling materials. At our practice we offer traditional silver amalgam fillings as well as tooth-colored cosmetic fillings. Each of these filling materials that are used for Clifton dental fillings has its own benefits and drawbacks. Our dentist will be able to discuss the benefits of each once he has had a chance to review your particular cavity situation. Recommendation on the type of filling material to be used for your Clifton dental fillings will most likely be based on the size and location of the cavity.
If you have a cavity that is on the flat chewing surface of a back molar it is most likely that our dentist will recommend that you get a silver amalgam filling. This is because the silver amalgam fillings are much stronger, and can therefore much better withstand the vigorous chewing forces that are experienced by back teeth. However, if you have a cavity on part of your tooth that shows when you speak or smile, our dentist will probably recommend that you have a tooth-colored composite filling which is much more aesthetically pleasing. While composite fillings are not as strong as amalgam fillings, they do have other benefits. Tooth-colored composite fillings actually bond to the tooth so they do strengthen the tooth. In order to prepare the tooth for this type of filling, generally our dentist will need to remove less tooth enamel then he would with and amalgam filling. However, composite fillings can be more costly since they do take more time to apply. You may want to talk to your insurance company to make sure they cover this type of procedure. For an appointment to meet with our dentist regarding Clifton dental fillings, contact us today.