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Can dental fillings effectively treat the cavities in your smile? Often, cavities form before we can feel their effects, which can make it too late to stop them from developing. However, with dental fillings such as dental composites and dental amalgams, cavities can be treated and conquered. Listed below are a few benefits that dental fillings can provide for your smile:

– For large cavities, dental amalgams tend to work best, and for smaller cavities, dental composites can easily accomplish the task.

– While mercury is used to hold the metals together in dental amalgams, thanks to its controversial nature, some would choose to forgo the use of mercury, and instead, go with dental composites for their fillings, as they are mercury-free.

– If you are looking for a natural-looking filling, composites are the better option, as dental composites can be color-matched to your teeth for a more natural appearance.

– If a dental amalgam becomes damaged it will need to be removed before it is replaced, but with composites, the original filling can be left in place.

To schedule an oral exam with Dr. Catalina Phan and our experienced team located in Campbell, California, we invite you to reach out to Campbell Dental Care by calling 408-364-1122 today. We look forward to helping you with all of your smile care needs!