Have you noticed a slight pain in your mouth that makes itself known anytime you enjoy your favorite sweet at the end of a long day? No matter what level of pain you feel in your mouth, be it mild or severe, needs to be treated by your local Upper West Side general dentist as soon as possible. Mild toothaches associated with sugar are one of the only symptoms a cavity will present, and should be treated as soon as possible in order to stop decay from causing further harm to your smile. Fortunately, you can always find the care you need with dental fillings from the Amsterdam West Side Dental Associates.
Not all cavities are created equal. The placement or location of your cavity will dictate which type of filling can be used on tooth in question. Your teeth which are located in the back of your smile, known as your rear-facing molars, actually do the most work of any other teeth in your smile when it comes to chewing food for healthy digestion. Their location also makes it difficult to reach them while brushing, and as such they are often the most susceptible to cavities. For these reasons, your Upper West Side general dentist will often recommend metal fillings such as amalgam to treat these cavities. Amalgam is the strongest filling in use today, able to easily withstand the bite forces present in your molars, and will never be seen by anyone but you and your dentist.
The teeth which we see everyday, known by most as our front facing teeth, are actually the ones which do the least amount of work for chewing. The minimal bite forces present in these teeth makes them the perfect candidate for composite resin fillings from your professional Upper West Side general dentist. These tooth-colored fillings can be made to perfectly match the shade of your teeth. The resin is applied as a paste, and is then hardened to match your smile. Once this is complete, your doctor will trip and polish the filling in order to insure a beautiful and natural appearance for your resin filling, all while this dental procedure works to stop cavities in their tracks. Composite resin are also one of the most affordable cosmetic fillings in use today.
For the best in dental fillings, be sure to visit the experts at your local Upper West Side general dentist. Our fully licensed and professionally trained team at the Amsterdam West Side Dental Associates have been proudly serving your local community with the best in oral healthcare for over 20 years through the use of the latest in dental technology. With dental fillings from the Amsterdam West Side Dental Associates, your smile can be returned to a picture of perfect health.