If you have a pain in your tooth when you eat something sweet, you may indeed have a dental cavity. We all know that dental cavities will never go away by themselves. So, if you are experiencing this type of tooth pain, you should come into our dental practice to see whether or not you do indeed have a cavity. If it is determined that you do have a cavity, you will be able to receive cavity treatment in Eastchester using one of two different types of dental fillings.
At our dental practice, Todd D Wortman, DDS, our expert and highly trained dentist is Dr. Todd Wortman. When our patients have dental cavities, we are happy to be able to offer two different types of dental fillings. At our practice we offer traditional silver amalgam fillings and tooth-color resin fillings. Our dentist will make a recommendation of which type of cavity treatment in Eastchester is best to use, usually based on the size and location of the cavity. While tooth-colored resin fillings are clearly more aesthetically pleasing, there are reasons why a silver amalgam filling may be a better choice.
If your cavity is in a back molar which needs to withstand vigorous chewing forces, our dentist may indeed recommend that the best cavity treatment in Eastchester is to provide you with a silver amalgam filling. This is because the silver amalgam fillings are much stronger than the tooth-colored composite fillings. However, if your cavity is in a location which can be easily seen when you speak or smile, our dentist may well recommend that you receive a tooth-colored composite filling. Resin fillings are not as strong as silver fillings, but they can often be applied by removing less tooth enamel. Additionally, resin fillings actually bond to the tooth and serve to make the tooth stronger. However, resin fillings can sometimes chip and may not be as long-lasting as the traditional amalgam fillings. Some insurance companies also will not cover resin fillings since they can be more expensive as they are more time-consuming to install in the tooth. For an appointment to meet with our dentist for cavity treatment in Eastchester, contact us today.
By Todd D. Wortman, DDS
October 31, 2016