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If you suspect you have a dental cavity, our team at Simpson Dental Associates offers many ways to fix tooth decay. But do you know what type of dental filling is right for your smile? Since your dental filling is designed to last a long time on your smile, we encourage you to choose a dental filling that is right for your teeth and your budget. Our dentist and team can help you choose the right dental filling for your smile.

We create dental fillings out of a high-quality restorative material to repair tooth decay, tooth fractures, and any damage on the surface of your teeth. A dental filling can make the surface of the tooth smooth so you can properly and painlessly bite and chew again.

Composite resin dental fillings are very popular in today’s world because they are made from a mixture of quartz, plastic, and glass to create a color that blends right in with your smile. The material is very strong and won’t crack easily.

Another option is amalgam dental fillings, which are comprised of various metals such as mercury, copper, and silver, making them stronger than composite fillings, but they will stand our morel. Amalgams tend to be the most affordable for your wallet.

The oldest dental fillings are traditional gold fillings, which are made of gold, copper, and other metals. They tend to be costlier than other fillings, and will stand out in your smile just like amalgam fillings.

One of the factors to consider is the placement of your dental filling. Some patients prefer to have amalgam fillings placed on their back teeth where they will be harder to see and the most chewing occurs. Composite fillings are ideal for the front teeth, which aren’t used as much.

If you would like to learn more about your options for dental fillings in Charleston, West Virginia, give us a call at 304-342-6162 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Mark Simpson.