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Cavities can occur at all ages. A cavity is an advanced form of dental erosion in which a hole has formed in the tooth enamel. If left untreated, cavities can lead to tooth loss. Fortunately, dental fillings can be used to stop cavities and prevent future ones from occurring. Let’s take a look at how dental fillings can enhance your smile!

— If you want your dental filling to aesthetically complement your natural tooth color, elect for composites rather than metallic amalgams.

— If a dental filling is harmed by an oral accident or injury, it will need to be replaced. Dental amalgams need to be removed before the new filling can be connected. Composite fillings can be repaired or replaced without taking out the old filling.

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

— If you wish to use a dental filling that is mercury-free, seek out composites rather than amalgams.

If you are looking to restore your smile with dental fillings, or enhance your smile further, contact Dr. David Umansky and our team at Aesthetic Dentistry Associates. We can be reached by calling 281-446-4700 to schedule an appointment at our office in Humble, Texas. Contact us for a healthier, confident smile today!