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The most effective forms of cavity treatment are dental fillings. Dental fillings are tooth restorations. They are devised to: 1. remove decay created by cavities and 2. fill in the hole in your tooth enamel to stop cavity progression and prevent further decay.

Dental fillings can be made from a variety of materials. Two main forms are dental amalgams and composite fillings. Dental amalgams are a blend of metal held together with mercury as a binding agent. They are highly effective against large cavities, but are recognized best for the metallic shine they leave behind. They are most often used for cavities in the molars at the back of a patient’s mouth.

Tooth-colored composite fillings are mercury free, commonly called tooth-colored fillings, as the resin material used for composites closely matches the look of natural teeth. With the help of progressive color shading techniques, tooth-colored composites can be used that match the exact look of your teeth. Composites are best for small and medium-sized cavities.

Don’t wait until it’s too late for a cavity filling. Simply book an oral exam with Dr. Dr. Brian P. Wisniewski at our dentist office in Chelsea, Michigan by calling us at 734-475-8500. Our team at Chelsea Family Dentistry looks forward to bringing your smile back to its former glory of health. We hope to see you soon!