Dental fillings are a common restorative procedure used to repair teeth damaged by decay, trauma, or other factors. The procedure involves the removal of the damaged or decayed portion of the tooth and filling the resulting cavity with a durable material. This restores the tooth's structural integrity and prevents further decay and damage.

At Waterman Boulevard Family Dentistry, we offer dental fillings made from various materials, including composite resin, amalgam, gold, and porcelain. Each type of material has its benefits and is suitable for different cases. The choice of filling material is typically based on factors like the tooth's location, the extent of the damage, and the patient's preferences. Dental fillings are a fundamental part of maintaining oral health and preventing the progression of dental issues. 

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Types of Dental Fillings 

Composite Resin Fillings

Composite resin is a white-colored material that is often used for cosmetic purposes. It is made from a combination of plastic and glass particles. Composite resin is strong and durable and bonds well to the tooth structure. It is also less expensive than other types of filling materials. However, it is less durable than amalgam and more prone to staining. 

Amalgam Fillings

This is one of the most common types of filling used today. It is a mixture of mercury and other metals such as silver, copper, tin, zinc, or indium. These metals are mixed with other materials, such as powdered glass, silica, or other compounds. Amalgam fillings are strong and durable but can be noticeable when you smile. 

Porcelain Fillings

Porcelain fillings are tooth-colored and blend in with the rest of your smile. They are durable and long-lasting but more expensive than other fillings. 

Glass Ionomer Fillings

This type of filling is made from a combination of glass and acrylic. They are similar to composite resin fillings but less durable and more prone to staining. 

The Benefits of Dental Fillings

Preservation of Tooth Structure 

Dental fillings allow our dentists in Fairfield, CA, to remove the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth and replace it with a durable filling material, effectively preserving the remaining healthy tooth structure. 

Prevention of Further Decay 

Fillings seal the cavity, preventing bacteria from re-entering and causing additional decay, which helps maintain the tooth's integrity. 

Quick and Minimally Invasive 

Getting a dental filling in Fairfield, CA, is typically quick and minimally invasive. It can often be done in a single dental appointment, reducing the time and discomfort associated with more extensive treatments. 

Aesthetic Restoration 

Modern dental fillings come in various materials, including tooth-colored composite resin and porcelain, which can be color-matched to the natural tooth, providing a nearly invisible and aesthetically pleasing restoration. 

Fillings preserve the integrity of natural teeth and ensure their durability and long-term health by protecting them against further decay or damage. Visit Waterman Boulevard Family Dentistry at 2801 Waterman Blvd., STE 120, Fairfield, CA 94534, or call (707) 429-0451 to learn more about dental fillings.

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Address: 2801 Waterman Blvd STE 120, Fairfield, CA 94534


Phone: (707) 429-0451