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Dr. Steven A. Beuligmann can often repair a small cavity with a dental filling. The size of the cavity, the tooth’s location in your mouth and its appearance in your smile with influence the material Dr. Steven A. Beuligmann recommends for the dental filling.

The biting surface of molars and premolars are called into play for chewing and grinding hard foods. Gold fillings are very durable. However, they will need to be created in a dental lab before they can be cemented into your cavity during a second appointment.

Amalgam dental fillings are also very durable and less expensive than gold. Amalgam is dark in color, so this material is rarely called for to fill a cavity that appears in your smile.

Porcelain dental fillings can be shaded to match the color of your natural tooth enamel. This makes them a good choice for filling cavities on a tooth in your smile. A porcelain dental filling will also need to be created in a laboratory.

Composite fillings are made from a special dental resin material that can be color matched and placed in a single procedure.

If you live in the Carlsbad, California area and you are suffering from a cavity on one of your teeth, you should call 760.729.5964 to seek treatment at Steven A. Beuligmann, DDS Inc.