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There are sometimes when even a diligent and consistent oral hygiene routine simply isn’t enough to prevent a cavity from developing on one of your teeth. As this starts to happen you might notice a change in the surface texture of a tooth accompanied by discomfort or increased sensitivity.

In a situation like this, you should have the tooth examined by the dentists at Oak Grove Dental’s dental offices in Concord, California. With early detection, Dr. Eric Eidbo and his associates might be able to repair the tooth with an amalgam or composite dental filling.

The tooth’s visibility in your smile and the cavities location on the tooth will determine the material Dr. Eric Eidbo uses for your dental filling.

Amalgam dental fillings are made from a blend of biologically inert metals. This material tends to be somewhat dark in color which makes amalgam an unideal choice to repair a cavity in your smile.

Composite dental fillings are made from a special dental grade resin material that can be shaded to match your tooth enamel. This type of filling material is a good choice for repairing a cavity that appears in your smile.

If you live in the Concord, California, area and you’re concerned that a cavity has developed on one of your teeth, you should call 925-685-2286 to have it examined and repaired at Oak Grove Dental.