October 16, 2020 | Dental Blog
“Approximately 91 percent of U.S. adults aged 20–64 had dental caries (cavities) in permanent teeth in 2011–2012,” CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics
When it comes to dental fillings, there are several materials to choose from depending on the patient’s needs. Teeth can be filled with gold; porcelain; silver amalgam (consisting of mercury mixed with silver, tin, zinc and copper); or tooth-colored, plastic and glass materials called composite resin fillings. The location of the cavity and extent of the decay along with the cost of the filling material and patients’ insurance coverage will assist your dentist in making the best recommendation to address your specific needs. If you suspect you have a cavity, call Dental on Central today to schedule an appointment. Acting early can help prevent a cavity from turning into a more complex situation where a root canal may be required.
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