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How do you know if you have a cavity? Often, cavities manifest in our teeth before we can feel them, thus making it too late to prevent them from occurring. However, with dental fillings such as dental composites and dental amalgams, cavities can be beaten. Listed below are a few wonderful benefits that dental fillings can provide for your smile:

– Metals in dental amalgams are bound together with mercury. Due to its controversial nature, some would prefer to waive the use of mercury, and instead, go with dental composites for their fillings, as they are mercury-free.

– If you are looking for a natural-looking filling, composites are the better choice, as dental composites can be color-matched to your teeth for a seamless blend.

– If a dental amalgam fractures, it will need to be removed before it is replaced, but with composites, the original filling can be repaired many times over.

– For large-sized cavities, dental amalgams tend to work best, and for small to medium-sized cavities, dental composites can work wonders.

At Dr. Mark S. Jensen DDS’s dental office in Shawnee Mission, Kansas, we only use composite fillings for our patients needing cavities repaired. We are confident that you will enjoy the health benefits and beautiful results of using white fillings in your smile. If you would like Dr. Carole Gleich DDS and our team at Mark S. Jensen DDS & Associates to assist you for your oral care needs, please contact our dental office at 913-553-3046. We can get you on the path to smiles for miles!