Restore your teeth.
If not properly managed, harmful bacteria in your mouth can cause tooth decay and cavities. This bacteria releases a damaging acid that eats away at your teeth enamel. Certain foods and beverages, such as soft drinks, can also increase this destructive acid in your mouth. If tooth decay is left untreated, it may cause intense pain, infection, or even the loss of a tooth.
Fillings are used to treat cavities caused by tooth decay. The most commonly used filling materials at Southdale Dental Associates are composite resin and amalgam. Composite resin, or white filling material, is both aesthetically pleasing and strong. Sometimes, your doctor may recommend an alternative to composite, called amalgam, due to its strength and longevity. If you have any questions about the fillings that were recommended at your appointment, please reach out to your doctor at Southdale Dental Associates.