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Tooth decay is often the unfortunate result of an inconsistent daily oral hygiene routine or failure to attend your regular dental checkup at Oshins Of Smiles’s dental offices in Guilderland, New York. If you notice a change in texture, increased sensitivity, or general discomfort with one of your teeth, you shouldn’t delay in calling 518-356-5635 to have it examined by one of our dentists. With early diagnosis, we might be able to treat the cavity with a simple filling.

This involves using a drill to remove all the compromised tooth enamel and prepare a clean surface. The material that we select for the filling will largely be based on the cavity’s placement in your smile, as well as the tooth’s primary function in your mouth.

An amalgam filling is made from a special blend of inert dental metals. They have the durability to handle the tough work of chewing and grinding. Since they are dark in color, they are not an ideal choice for repairing a cavity that is apparent in your smile.

Composite fillings are a good option for repairing a cavity that’s visible in your smile. They are made from a dental-grade resin material. Since they can be shaded to match the color and tone of the surrounding tooth enamel, they will be indistinguishable in your smile. Once the filling material has been shaded and applied, your dentist will use a special ultraviolet light to harden the filling and secure its bond with the surrounding tooth enamel.

If you live in the Guilderland, New York, area and you suspect that a cavity has formed on one of your teeth, you should call 518-356-5635 to have it treated and repaired by Oshins Of Smiles’s dentists.