Think you may have a cavity or tooth decay? Our Kennesaw dentist, Dr. Wadley, offers dental fillings in Kennesaw to repair cavities and stop the spread of decay.
First, Dr. Wadley will clean the treatment area, remove all signs of decay and seal the tooth with a filling. Our dental fillings shield against further damage by keeping harmful plaque and bacteria out. Tooth filling materials come in several forms including traditional amalgam, white composite, porcelain, and gold.
The two-main filling materials used at floss 365 are silver amalgam and white composite fillings. Each option is strong, durable and will restore tooth function, but both come with their own benefits. Dr. Wadley will determine which dental filling is most suitable depending on the location and size of the cavity.
Silver fillings have been in use the longest; they have stood the test of time. Amalgam is easy to apply and most affordable for patients. Traditional fillings are made from a mixture of metals including silver, tin, mercury, and copper. Because of the proven strength and long-term durability of silver tooth fillings, this is still the go-to material for repairing chewing surfaces of back molars and large cavities. Amalgam can withstand the hard impact of back teeth over the long-term. On average, silver fillings last about a decade.