Dr. Kenneth Nash provides both tooth-colored and traditional silver amalgam fillings to restore teeth following cavity treatment. Tooth decay treatment results in a void in the tooth surface, which must be restored with a filling. Dr. Nash can recommend the right kind of dental filling for your needs during a consultation at his Vicksburg, MS, office.
Tooth decay can affect even those who brush and floss diligently, but fortunately, there is a simple solution for treating this common condition.
Even with the most careful brushing, flossing, and rinsing, a cavity – an area of decayed tissue – can sometimes develop. Professional cavity treatment can curb the decay, avoiding the eventual need for a root canal or tooth extraction.
Dr. Nash offers two types of filling material for our patients: traditional silver amalgam and tooth-colored composite resin. Both are effective, but some patients prefer tooth-colored fillings because they provide a natural-looking restoration. Amalgam fillings, on the other hand, are dark in color, and many patients feel that they detract from the aesthetics of their smile. During your consultation, Dr. Nash will help you determine which kind of filling is best for your needs.
From children to senior citizens, most patients find the filling procedure simple and comfortable. If a cavity is too large or too deep, or if your tooth has a crack, Dr. Nash may recommend a dental crown.