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If you suffer from a new toothache, you may have a cavity. Don’t let new cavities destroy your teeth and your happiness. The effects of cavities can be nullified with the help of our dentists at Thomas E Ouellette, DDS, PC by using dental fillings. The two most common types of dental fillings are metal amalgams and composite fillings. Both offer distinct advantages:

Benefits of composites:
– can be matched to the color of your teeth

– can be used on cavities too small for amalgams

– can be repaired many times over without having to remove the original filling

– last 7-10 years

– do not contain mercury, which can be allergic to some individuals

– more preventative to tooth fracture

– are better sealants of the margins, and do not leak like an amalgam can

Benefits of amalgams:
– can last many years longer in larger cavities

– typically more affordable

– easier and quicker for the dentist to place

– have a 150 year proven track record of quality

Even if you don’t have any pain, you may have a cavity. Toothaches may also be a symptom of a more serious condition. To set up an appointment, please contact us at 303.296.1402 , or visit our office in Denver, Colorado. Come on in to learn more about your options to get the bright and healthy smile you’ve always wanted.