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Every year our dentists, Dr. Cynthia S. Becker & Cynthia A. Pistoia provides dental checkups for their patients. This involves a professional dental cleaning as well as monitoring your mouth for any signs of tooth decay, periodontal disease and other oral health problems. If the dentist finds an active area of tooth decay they may suggest fixing the problem with a dental filling.

The specific material that the dentist suggests for the filling will be based on the tooth’s function and whether or not the tooth is visible when you smile. Amalgam dental fillings are created from a special blend of metals and are generally darker than your tooth enamel. Yet its durability makes it preferable for repairing a back tooth that will not appear in your smile. Composite dental fillings are made from a special type of dental resin. This material can be shaded to appear just like your tooth enamel. This makes the composite resin a good option for repairing a chip or cavity on a tooth that will be visible to others

If you are in the Fishers, Indiana, area and you suspect a cavity has developed on one of your teeth you should call 317-849-0999 to have it examined at My Dental Care.