Whether you have a cavity or want to replace old fillings, the experienced team at Mowry Dental in Fremont, California, uses the latest techniques and materials to provide durable and natural-looking restorations. The team excels at providing comfortable and convenient care. Call the practice today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about the types of fillings available.
Fillings are dental restorations that repair damaged or decayed teeth. When you have a cavity, your dentist may fill the tooth to treat the existing damage and prevent bacteria from spreading. Cavities form when plaque — a sticky type of bacteria that erodes your protective tooth enamel — clings to your teeth.
When placing a filling, the Mowry Dental team removes the decayed portion and fills the space with a durable material to restore its shape and size. This process helps to preserve the tooth's function and prevent future problems. Fillings are an effective and affordable treatment for cavities used to maintain your oral health and preserve your natural teeth.
Mowry Dental offers multiple types of fillings to suit your unique needs, lifestyle, and budget. The most popular fillings include:
Made from a blend of metals, including silver, tin, copper, and mercury, amalgam fillings are strong, long-lasting, and affordable. However, the silver color can make them noticeable in your mouth.
Composite fillings contain a mixture of glass or quartz filler and resin, giving them a tooth-colored appearance that blends in with the natural shade of your teeth. They are a popular choice for small to medium-sized fillings, but they aren’t as durable as other options.
Made from porcelain, ceramic fillings are tooth-colored and blend in with your natural teeth. They are a popular option for teeth in the front of the mouth or for people with metal allergies.
Gold fillings are highly durable and long-lasting, but they are also noticeable and more expensive than the other options.
Fillings are not usually the best treatments for cosmetic issues. That said, the Mowry Dental team matches composite and ceramic fillings to the natural shade of your teeth, which can enhance their aesthetic appearance.
Practicing good oral hygiene helps fillings last longer. To extend the lifespan of your fillings:
Fillings can help preserve your smile and prevent further damage. Call Mowry Dental today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.