Getting dental fillings in San Diego has many beneficial uses. After removing the decayed portion of a tooth after a cavity, your dentist must use them to “fill” the missing area. Additionally, fillings help repair cracked and broken teeth. There are a couple of different materials available. Composite or porcelain fillings provide a natural-looking alternative to silver-colored fillings.

  • Composite fillings: A mixture of resin and fine particles that look just like natural teeth.
  • Porcelain fillings: A combination of glass powder and ceramic materials, often used for veneers, inlays, crowns, and onlays.

At Carmichael Dentistry, we do not use silver amalgam fillings due to aesthetic and dental health reasons. Tooth-colored composite resins for smaller and medium-sized cavities look much better. Additionally, composite resins allow us to preserve as much of the tooth as possible. Silver amalgam fillings require more of the tooth to be removed, which damages its structural integrity. The composite resin material strongly bonds and seals the tooth. It prevents bacteria from entering and causing further destruction. This chemical bond helps strengthen the tooth and provides a secure hold for the filing. Below are some of their benefits:

  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Provide further support by bonding to the tooth structure
  • Can also repair chipped, worn, or broken teeth
  • Retains more of the tooth’s structure

Carmichael Dentistry | Cosmetic, Implant & General Dentistry

If you’re looking for the best dental fillings in San Diego, Dr. Carmichael is here to help! To prevent common dental problems, we recommend brushing your teeth with toothpaste that contains fluoride twice a day, flossing once a day, and rinsing with antiseptic mouthwash 1-2 times a day. Visit your dentist twice a year for professional cleaning to remove plaque and check your oral health for any problems. If you’d like to schedule your next dental appointment with Dr. Carmichael, give us a call at (858) 484-2560 or contact us on our website!