A dental filling is a restoration used to repair a tooth that has experienced minor to moderate decay or another type of damage. Fillings are commonly used to repair cavities and return the tooth to optimal health and structure. There are two main kinds of fillings available:
- Amalgam fillings: An amalgam filling is made of a mixture of metals, including mercury, tin, silver, copper, and other trace metals. Amalgam restorations are silver in color.
- Composite fillings: Also called tooth-colored or white fillings, composite fillings are made of a material called composite resin. Our dentist is able to match the shade of composite to your natural tooth color for a natural-looking restoration.
Dr. Francisco Kim will discuss the benefits of each type of dental filling with you and help you choose the kind that is best for meeting your individual dental needs. To place a dental filling in Anaheim, California, we first remove the decayed portion of the tooth. Once all decay has been removed, we sanitize the tooth and fill it with the chosen filling material. Our dentist skillfully sculpts the filling to fit the shape of the tooth, then hardens the material to form a lasting restoration. We invite you to call or visit us today at Artistry Dental to learn more about the restoration options we provide at our office.