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If you’ve ever had a cavity filled, you know that the end result is a whole tooth that doesn’t hurt any longer. The biggest downside of a cavity, though, is the globs of grey that now pepper your once-white smile.

That doesn’t exactly do wonders for your smile. And if you have a big cavity filled, then the filling itself is pretty hard to miss. As you can imagine, this has a lot of side effects on your self-confidence in a myriad of situations.

The good news is that you have other options.

Go with gold
Depending on where you’re at, you can almost always ask a dentist about gold fillings. Yes, these are made from real gold. Gold will cost more, but that’s not without merit. It’s an effective resin, since it’s so soft. And, you get the added bonus of having stellar tooth hardware.

Composite resin
This is the option that Dr. Edmund L. W. Char is most likely to recommend if you want a discreet filling. A composite resin is made of different materials that combine to create a tooth-colored filling. While it’s mostly plastic, it’s an extremely durable material that we rarely see patients have problems with.

Here at Char Dental in Honolulu, Hawaii, we’ve seen firsthand just what kind of difference a great filling can make. We recommend these different options because we know they work. We know they’ll help you have the smile you want and deserve. To learn more, call us today at (808) 450-2155.