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Has tooth decay attacked your tooth and created a cavity? If so, it’s important to do all you can to visit Dr. Laurin Cardwell and get it treated right away. At the early stages of development, she can repair the cavity with one of two common dental fillings: a composite or amalgam filling.

Composite fillings are very visually appealing. They are white and they match the surrounding tooth enamel. They are made of ceramic, plastic, and resin substances and they are generally used for the teeth that are visible in the smile. Fortunately, with recent improvements in the dental industry, the fillings have been proven to be strong enough to withstand chewing forces, so they can also be used for the back teeth if necessary.

Amalgam fillings are dark-colored restorations that can repair your chompers and provide dependable results for years. These fillings are made from mercury, silver, copper, and tin. They are typically used for the back teeth because the main compound is mercury, which means the product can endure high amounts of pressure all while keeping your teeth in top-notch condition.

If you have any questions about dental fillings in Sylva, North Carolina, or if you need to get a cavity treated, please remember to call Cardwell Family Dentistry at your earliest convenience and talk to a member of our dental team or schedule an appointment. The sooner you call our office, the sooner we’ll be able to help you. We look forward to hearing from you!