The Dental Care Center

What are dental fillings made of?

Your dentist in Van Nuys, CA provides tooth fillings to treat dental cavities. A filling saves your tooth and prevents the spread of tooth decay.

Two Types of Dental Fillings

In our dental office, we offer two types of dental fillings:man smiling outside l dental fillings van nuys

  • Amalgam
  • Composite

Amalgam fillings are made of metals, silver, tin, copper, and mercury. These types of fillings have been around for a long time and have been deemed safe and effective following research.

These tooth fillings are silver-colored and work great for back teeth—or areas outside your smile line.

Composite fillings are tooth-colored and made of a resin material that bonds easily with your teeth. This material can also conceal tooth flaws, including discolored teeth, chips, and shape abnormalities.

While fillings take care of tooth decay, we always emphasize prevention. To lower your risks for dental cavities, you should visit your dentist every six months for an exam and teeth cleaning. It’s also crucial to brush and floss at least twice daily and more so if you indulge in cavity-causing foods and drinks like sweets, soda, fruit juices.

For Dental Fillings in Van Nuys, CA, Contact Us

If you have a decayed tooth or have silver fillings that you’d like to replace with our tooth-colored composite, reach out to our dental office today.

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