Tooth Fillings and Sealants in Alhambra, CA
A filling is a simple restoration procedure primarily used to restore cavities or other mild decay or deterioration. Fillings are extremely common and have a high success rate. We offer options for composite fillings and amalgam fillings–both are safe.
The Types of Fillings
Silver – These are one of the oldest options, but they are highly durable. However, controversy has risen due to their mercury content and hazard for the environment – though it’s a very low amount. We at Lu Dental Care di not typically offer silver fillings for these reasons. They also do not match the color of your teeth.
Tooth-colored Composites – Made up of composite resin, this type of filling is a great choice if you want a filling that matches the same shade as your teeth for concealment. They also chemically bond to the tooth for added support, however they lack the durability of other options – usually having to be replaced every 10-15 years.
Sealants are thin coatings painted on teeth to protect them from cavities. They are typically used in children, but can be used in adults as well. Sealants are a quick and affordable option to preventing cavities and tooth fillings.