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When your tooth enamel is damaged, holes can begin to manifest. When a hole digs clear into the tooth’s root, it is known as a cavity. Luckily, there is a dental procedure to treat cavities known as dental fillings. Two of the most helpful types of dental fillings are dental amalgams and composite fillings.

For a better understanding of the basics, listed below are principles concerning both types of dental fillings:

-Composites are highly beneficial in treating small and medium-sized cavities.
-Dental amalgams have been in use for over a century with a proven track record of success.
-Dental amalgams work by using a combination of durable metals together, which are then bound together with mercury. The mixture of metals ensures your filling will be durable enough to protect against future cavities.
-Unlike dental amalgams, composites do not need to be taken out if they crack or are damaged. As a substitute, you can repair or apply the new filling directly over top of the old one.
-Dental amalgams are very successful at treating large and oversized cavities.
-Composite fillings, also known as tooth-colored fillings, can easily blend in with the natural color of your teeth.

Come in and see for yourself the magic of dental fillings. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Groover and our team at our dentist office in Savannah, GA, call Groover Family Dentistry at 912-354-9541 and a member of our team will gladly assist you. Contact us for a brighter whiter smile today!