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Approximately 90% of adults in the U.S. will develop at least one cavity in their lives, which means dental fillings are a common restorative dental treatment. At Midtown Dental, we utilize composite dental fillings, which are durable and customized to match the natural shade of the patient’s teeth. To learn more about our restorative services or schedule an appointment with our team, please contact us!

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How can I know if I have a cavity?

Some cavities are invisible to the naked eye and require X-rays to diagnose, but if you notice black or brown spots on your teeth, that may be a sign of tooth decay. Other symptoms include sudden sensitivity, especially to hot or cold foods, and tooth pain, especially when biting down. However, cavities do not always come with noticeable symptoms, so it’s important to schedule and attend regular dental appointments so our team can examine your teeth and take X-rays to diagnose and treat any potential dental issues as quickly as possible.

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What are the benefits of tooth-colored fillings?

There are many reasons to choose composite dental fillings to restore your smile.

  • Custom Shades—The shade of the resin is designed to blend in with your teeth.
  • Long-Lasting—When treated well, they can last between 10 and 15 years.
  • Preserve Tooth Structure—Don’t require as much of the natural tooth to be removed.
  • Safer for Teeth—Our fillings are mercury-free, unlike amalgam (silver) fillings.
  • Strengthen Teeth—Tooth-colored fillings strengthen and support the natural tooth.

Can cavities heal themselves?

Tooth decay can sometimes be reversed when it’s in its very early stages, but once a cavity develops, the decayed area of the tooth must be removed and replaced with a filling. If tooth decay is left untreated, it will only continue to spread and harm nearby teeth. If harmful bacteria are able to make their way inside a tooth through the cavity, that can cause an infection, and a root canal would be required instead, which is far more invasive. If you know you have a cavity or you believe you may have one, we recommend scheduling a visit with our team as soon as possible.

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