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If you aren’t consistent with your daily oral hygiene routine, or if you put off your routine dental checkups or recommended treatment with Dr. Khashayar Khomejany, a cavity could develop on one of your teeth. Early symptoms often include discomfort when chewing, tooth sensitivity, or a noticeable change in texture.

With early diagnosis, Dr. Khashayar Khomejany may recommend a composite or amalgam dental filling in Vallejo, California.

Amalgam dental fillings, which are also called silver fillings, are made from biologically safe metals. They are dark in color, so they are most often called for to repair a cavity that won’t appear in your smile. This blend of special dental grade metals has the durability to handle the daily functions of chewing and grinding.

A composite resin dental filling is made from a dental-grade resin that can be shaded to match tooth enamel. This makes it a good choice for repairing a cavity that is visible when you smile. Composite fillings are indistinguishable in your smile. Once our dentist has shaded the composite material, they will apply it in layers, curing each layer as it is placed.

If you’ve noticed a cavity on a tooth in your smile, you should call 707-642-1360 to have it treated by our dentist at Plaza Dental Care.