Here at Phillips Ranch - Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Sanjay Merchant understands that the appearance of your smile is very important to you. When a cavity forms on one of your front teeth, the visible impact can be unsightly.
The material Dr. Sanjay Merchant recommends for the filling will be based on the location of the cavity, the primary function of the tooth and the tooth’s appearance in your smile.
If the tooth or cavity is visible in your smile, he might recommend having it repaired with a composite resin filling. This is especially handy because it can be shaded to perfectly match the surrounding tooth enamel.
To repair an area of tooth decay on a back tooth, he might recommend using an amalgam filling. This is a blend of special dental-grade metals. They are dark in appearance, making them a poor choice for a tooth that is prevalent in your smile. However, they are also known for being rather durable, making them a viable option for a cavity on one of your back teeth.
If you have a cavity on one of your teeth and you would like to know more about a dental filling in Diamond Bar, California, you should call 909-860-0321 to have it examined and treated at our dental clinic.