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Phone: 989-773-3560

900 E Bellows St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858


Why choose composite resin fillings vs. silver amalgam fillings

If you have been told by your dentist that you have a cavity, you are likely well aware that this requires treatment to avoid further damage to your tooth. Cavities are caused by bacteria that break down the enamel of your teeth, causing decay. Over time, this decay can lead to a hole in your tooth, known as a cavity or “tooth decay.” Addressing this is often done with the use of dental fillings. At the practice of Dr. Kenneth Egger of Mount Pleasant, MI, our team recommends the use of composite resin fillings, which are more common and safer than traditional silver amalgam fillings. Read on to learn more about this situation and the most recommended solutions!

What are the types of cavities that can develop?

There are two common types of cavities: those that form on the surface of your teeth and those that form inside your teeth. Surface cavities are usually easier to treat and can often be repaired with a simple filling. However, if the cavity has reached the inner layer of your tooth, called the dentin, it will require more serious treatment, such as a root canal or crown.

Why should I choose composite resin fillings over silver amalgam fillings?

Composite resin fillings are often chosen over silver amalgam fillings because they can provide a more natural look to your smile. In addition, composite resins can be used to repair small chips or cracks in your teeth, whereas silver amalgam fillings are not as effective for these purposes. Finally, composite resins are less likely than silver amalgam fillings to cause sensitization of the surrounding tooth tissue.

How can I prevent cavities?

Cavities are prevented primarily by practicing good oral hygiene habits, such as brushing twice a day and flossing daily. In addition, it is vital that you visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and checkups so that any potential problems may be caught and treated early.

Schedule an appointment today!

If you think you may have a cavity, or if you would like to learn more about composite resin fillings, contact the office of Dr. Kenneth Egger today! Call 989-773-3560 to request a consultation and initial evaluation with our team.