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Dental fillings are highly effective oral health treatments administered by your dentist to ensure the removal and prevention of cavities. Cavities are formed when tooth decay has born a hole in a tooth. If left untreated, cavities can lead to infection and eventual death of a tooth, which is why dental fillings are so important should a cavity arise. It’s never too late to think about what dental fillings can do for you, check out the following:

– If a dental filling is shattered by an oral accident or injury, it will need to be replaced. Dental amalgams need to be taken out before the new filling can be installed. Composite fillings can be serviced and replaced without removing the old filling.

– If you want to use a dental filling that is mercury-free, choose composites rather than amalgams.

– Dental amalgams can be used to fix cavities that are extremely large and difficult to fill effectively with composite fillings. Despite this, some cavities may be too small for amalgams to work effectively, which instead require composite treatments.

– If you demand that your dental filling visually complements your natural tooth color, select composites rather than metallic amalgams.

No matter which dental filling treatment you desire, Dr. Steven Rodriguez and our team at Healthy Smiles Dental Care® of Chelsea will make sure that your cavities are properly treated. To schedule an oral exam or professional cleaning at our dentist office in Chelsea, Michigan, please contact us at 734-475-8911. Come on in to learn more about your options to get the bright and healthy smile you’ve always wanted!