What is a dental filling?

A dental filling is one of the most common dental restorations we offer at Culebra North Dental Care. Our knowledgeable dentists may recommend a dental filling if you have a tooth that is:

  • Decayed
  • Damaged
  • Cracked
  • Injured by nail biting or teeth grinding

During the process of placing a dental filling, our team will: remove any portion of the tooth that has been damaged or decayed, thoroughly clean the remaining tooth, and fill the space one layer at a time. Finally, the filling will be shaped and polished to closely match your natural teeth.

What types of filling are there?

Amalgam fillings, also known as silver fillings, are made from a combination of many materials. Some of the advantages of this type of filling include its longevity and the fact that it is relatively inexpensive.

Composite fillings, which are sometimes referred to as tooth-colored or white fillings, can be made to closely match the shade, tone, and color of your smile. To help you decide which type of dental filling in San Antonio, Texas, is right for you, we recommend attending a consultation with our friendly dentist, Dr. Quillian. We are excited to hear from you!