If you have pain in your tooth when you eat something sweet, it is likely that you have a dental cavity. If this is the case, visit us at Contemporary Dental Associates. One of our two expert dentists, Dr. Dean Delle Donne or Dr. Anthony DeLio, will provide you with excellent Mastic cavity treatment.
When a patient comes to us needing Mastic cavity treatment, our dentist will first need to remove all decay from the patient’s tooth, and then provide the patient’s tooth with a dental filling. At our office, we offer two different types of dental fillings; we offer both the traditional silver amalgam fillings, as well as the newer tooth-colored composite fillings. Our dentist will make a recommendation on the type of filling which should be used. This recommendation is generally based on the size and location of the cavity. You will also want to check with your insurance company beforehand to make sure that they cover the tooth-colored fillings. This is because tooth-colored fillings may be more expensive since they are more time-consuming to install. Silver amalgam fillings have some benefits. Since the material is so strong, it can easily withstand the vigorous chewing forces that it will encounter in your mouth. For this reason silver amalgam fillings are generally recommended for the flat chewing surfaces of your molars. Silver amalgam fillings will also last longer in your mouth, and will not be likely to break or chip. They are also recommended for larger cavities However, silver amalgam fillings are not particularly attractive. For this reason, many people prefer to have tooth-colored fillings when they have dental decay on the front of a tooth. An additional benefit of tooth-colored fillings is that they call for less removal of the natural tooth enamel, in order to be placed. These fillings will also strengthen your tooth since the fillings are actually bonded to the tooth.
For an appointment to see our dentists for Mastic cavity treatment, contact us today.