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Did you know cavities can grow and spread? Well, it’s true. This is why Dr. Scott Thompson and Dr. Erica Grayson DiGuglielmo strongly encourage you to get a cavity treated as soon as you notice it. That way your dentist can repair your tooth with a simple dental filling.

For your convenience, our dental team offers two different dental fillings in Essex Junction, Vermont, that can help you restore your oral health. Those fillings are composite and amalgam fillings.

Composite fillings are very visually appealing. They are white and they match the surrounding tooth enamel. They are made of ceramic, plastic, and resin substances and they are generally used for the teeth that are visible in the smile. Fortunately, with recent improvements in the dental industry, the fillings have been proven to be strong enough to withstand chewing forces, so they can also be used for the back teeth if necessary.

Amalgam fillings are made of compounds like mercury, copper, tin, and silver. Because amalgam is dark in color, these fillings are typically used for the back teeth. Mercury is a strong substance that makes amalgam fillings hard and durable. It can withstand pressure and force, and it typically lasts for many years. This makes it an especially good option for back molars.

Do you have any questions about dental fillings? If so, don’t be afraid to call Scott Thompson, DMD at 802-879-7811 at your earliest convenience. Our dental team will be happy to give you the details you seek about dental fillings so you can feel confident in the restorations that can help boost your oral health. We look forward to talking to and helping you as much as we can!