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If your smile has been damaged by a cavity or two, keep your mouth safe with dental fillings. If cavities are left unchecked, they can lead to infections within your tooth, which can turn into tooth loss and an oral health letdown. If you should still end up with a cavity, make sure to have it treated with a dental filling as soon as possible.

The kind of dental filling you require depends on your needs and desires. If you are looking for a traditional filling, dental amalgams remain an ideal choice for enhancing your smile as they have been around for over a century and continue to work. Dental amalgams are metal fillings bound together with mercury for a sturdy hold that can stop cavities in their tracks and prevent future cavities from taking place.

However, dental fillings do leave a metallic shine on your teeth. If you wish to be more discreet with your treatment and would prefer a mercury-free dental filling, a tooth-colored filling such as a composite may be a better option. Composites can be crafted to closely match the shade color of your teeth and provide a tough hold that can be replaced and repaired as necessary.

For additional help with dental fillings, Dr. Kerry Olszewski and our team at Mill Creek General Dentistry are here to give you the smile you desire. If you would like to schedule an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in Mill Creek, Washington, please contact us at 425-337-5549 to speak with a member of our team. Let us get you started on the road to a brighter, whiter smile!