Dental Fillings San Francisco
Our experts in dental fillings in San Francisco may recommend mercury amalgam or tooth-colored fillings to patients. Mercury amalgam fillings are often more affordable, but they may place tooth structure at risk in the long term by expanding and contracting with temperature fluctuations. By contrast, tooth-colored fillings resist expansion and contraction. Furthermore, tooth-colored fillings better support tooth strength because they require less drilling for placement. Of course, many patients choose tooth-colored fillings for their clear aesthetic advantages.
Filling placement by our San Francisco dental fillings experts begins with an X-ray to determine the location and extent of damage. After removing the damaged portion of the tooth and the area immediately around it based on the type of filling being used, our dentist places the filling material and cures it for permanence. Finally, our dentist polishes the new filling to ensure comfort, safety and optimal appearance.
Our dentist in San Francisco can also replace fillings for patients who want to renew old restorations or switch to tooth-colored fillings from mercury amalgam ones. At a consultation with our experts in dental fillings in San Francisco, patients can learn more about how this treatment is used.
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