Best Filling Options for Cavities Between the Teeth
Posted on 2/13/2018 by Dr. Shiotsu
Cavities between the teeth are common and when this happens, it is usually because the proper flossing methods are not used.
You want to ensure that you floss the teeth completely in these areas since you want to remove any plaque and build up from the areas so that the cavities do not happen in the first place. If they do though, you have filling options to choose from.
Options for in Between the Teeth Cavities
When cavities in between the teeth happen, you need to make sure that they're taken care of sooner rather than later since these can cause the teeth to break down and then eventually break off when the decay becomes too bad.
If the filings needed are towards the back of the mouth, then using metal fillings is something that can be done to reduce the chances of having the fillings fall out since they're a strong and durable material that can be used anywhere in the mouth.
Usually, when the fillings between the teeth are in the front of the mouth where the person smiles, then you want to consider amalgam fillings. These are the same color as the teeth and it can fill them in easily.
The dentist can speak with you regarding the options you have and which ones are the best options for you to go with. You can then choose something that works with you, your teeth and how you want them to look in the end, since no two cavity fillings are the same.
If you're considering fillings and want to know the best ones for your mouth, then consider all of the potential benefits that come with each type of filling. Speak with us today to learn more about what filling options might be right for you.
Goichi Shiotsu, DDS
Mercer Island, Washington
Location 2825 80th Ave SE, Suite 3 Mercer Island, WA 98040 Hours: Tuesday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm (206) 232-3600