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With a wonderful Thanksgiving season quickly approaching, now is the time to make sure your teeth are up to par for the upcoming feast of all feasts. Cavities take no prisoners, but our grime-fighting dentists at Dr. J. Whitley Wills have all the tools required to take on any foe to oral health. If a cavity has come to take up residence in one of your teeth, we can offer a choice of metal-based amalgams or resin-based composite fillings. Both have their 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

If you think you may have a cavity, let our dental fillings fall into place this Thanksgiving. To set up an appointment, please contact us at 901-726-9525, or visit our office in Memphis, Tennessee. We would love to bring you in for an oral exam and make your teeth and gums as good as new.