Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings in La Jolla
For a long time, dentists used amalgam fillings to help patients treat decay. Amalgam fillings are made of a variety of metals and have an unattractive gray color. They are durable, however they can also change shape or crack over time. If this happens, you may be at risk of bacterial reinvasion.
Some dentists still use amalgam fillings today, but the more common type of filling, is a tooth-colored filling. Tooth-colored fillings are made of a plastic and glass mixture known as composite resin, which can be shaded to resemble the color of teeth. This results in fillings that blend in and virtually disappear once in place.
Tooth-colored fillings are also durable in ways that amalgam fillings are not. For instance, they do not respond to temperature changes and they will not change shape with repeated chewing. They are also more supportive of the tooth’s natural structure, making them a more conservative choice for treating cavities. In the life of Dr. Sabourin’s practice, he has rarely placed amalgam fillings.
We are ready to schedule your treatment for tooth-colored fillings with Dr. Sabourin! Call us today so that we may coordinate this appointment! We are honored to serve discriminating patients from across San Diego, La Jolla, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, Carlsbad, Poway, Encinitas, East County, across the country and around the world.