AZ Dental offers composite and amalgam dental fillings to help restore the function, healthy, and appearance of your smile. When you visit our dentists, we will discuss your options with you and help you determine which type of filling will be most beneficial to your oral health. Please contact us at 408-227-6000 to learn more about dental fillings in San Jose, California, and schedule your appointment with Drs. Andrew McDonald, Trang Thai, and Valerie De Leon.
Amalgam Dental Fillings
Amalgam (silver) fillings are used to repair teeth that are cracked, broken, decayed, or worn. They are most commonly used in the back teeth. While amalgam fillings are very durable, they are not permanent and may require replacement in the future.
Composite Dental Fillings
Composite, or tooth-colored, fillings are recommended to improve the appearance as well as the function of your teeth. Our dentists may provide them for chipped teeth, gapped teeth, cracked or broken teeth, decayed teeth, or worn teeth. Composite fillings are not permanent, and may need to be replaced eventually. However, they are very durable, and you can rely on enjoying a natural-looking, beautiful smile for years.
Both amalgam and composite dental fillings can be placed in just one appointment. Our dentists will carefully remove decay and clean the tooth before placing your dental filling. The filling will be precisely placed, shaped, and polished. It is normal to experience sensitivity to hot and cold shortly after your fillings are paced. This should subside as your tooth acclimates to the filling.
Be sure to follow the post-care instructions provided by our dentists, and to practice good oral hygiene. This will aid in the life of your new filling.
For more information about composite and amalgam dental fillings, please contact our practice today.