Dental Fillings 101

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Dental fillings can come in handy, especially if you have a cavity. This is why Dr. Duane Taylor and our dental team offer dental fillings at our office. For your convenience, we provide composite and amalgam dental fillings.

Composite fillings are made of different materials, like resin, ceramic, and plastic. These fillings provide natural-looking results because they can be shaded to match your natural tooth enamel. They have been used for visible teeth in the smile for years. These fillings are also a good option if you need to restore the back teeth but you also want to maintain a beautiful smile.

Amalgam fillings are made of compounds like mercury, copper, tin, and silver. Because amalgam is dark in color, these fillings are typically used for the back teeth. Mercury is a strong substance that makes amalgam fillings hard and durable. It can withstand pressure and force, and it typically lasts for many years. This makes it an especially good option for back molars.

To learn more about dental fillings in Dallas, Texas, please remember that you can always call Affordable Dentistry and Orthodontics at 214-330-7771 and talk to a member of our team. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment if your smile suffers from tooth decay. We are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to hearing from you!