Most people have at least one filling in their mouth, and most have more. Tooth decay is distressingly widespread, so it follows that we fill a lot of them at Michelsen Dental in Orange CA.
Dental fillings have been used for over a hundred years, and they’ve come a long way from the silvery amalgam fillings many of us remember.
Dental labs have been working to formulate filling materials that are more cosmetically pleasing to their California patients.
No single type of filling is best for everyone, and what we end up using often depends on the type of repair work that is in order. At Michelsen Dental the options include a composite of plastic resin with glass or quartz filler. Referred to as composite fillings, they can be matched to the natural color of a patient’s teeth, making them very discreet.
Despite the popularity of tooth-colored fillings, we still find amalgam fillings the best choice in some cases. These are the old-style silver fillings made from a metal alloy, which gives it the ability to hold strong even when the chewing load is great.
Dental fillings are a regular feature of the general dentistry at Michelsen Dental in Orange CA. Other services include cosmetic dentistry. Call us today to schedule your next cleaning and checkup.
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