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If your teeth have sustained mild damage, such as that caused by cavities or cracking, our dentists may recommend repairing the damage with a dental filling. Fillings work by literally “filling in” the holes and damaged tooth structure to restore the tooth to full function. This treatment can usually be completed in a single appointment.

There are two types of dental fillings: amalgam and composite. Amalgam fillings are made of a composition of metals and are a dark silver color. Composite fillings are made from tooth-colored resin material. While both types of fillings are effective, composite fillings are becoming increasingly popular as they provide a more natural result and offer more support to your existing tooth structure.

When you receive a filling, our dentists will clean the tooth and remove any damaged or decayed tooth tissue. The filling material will then be placed, shaped and sculpted to match the contours of your tooth. Finally, the material will be hardened to provide a long-lasting restoration and give you back your healthy smile.

We welcome you to call SA Dental at 714-852-3140 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Leo Man and Dr. Roxanne Ramirez and learn more about the benefits of dental fillings in Santa Ana, California.