Dental Fillings in Arlington, Virginia

Providing effective tooth restorations in the Arlington community

Fillings are a common procedure to repair tooth fractures or decay. With advanced filling materials and skilled dentists, you can enjoy a renewed, cavity-free smile and excellent oral health at Virginia Dental Center.

What are fillings?

Dental fillings involve removing decay from a tooth and restoring it with filling material that mimics the look and function of a natural tooth. Fillings serve two purposes; restoring a decayed tooth and preventing decay from growing.

Many different materials can be used in fillings. The one you select will depend on your situation and goals. The following list includes all the different materials that can be used for your filling and their general information

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  • Can last over 20 years
  • Easy on gum tissue
  • Higher price range

Amalgam (silver)

  • Resist wear
  • Fairly inexpensive
  • More noticeable

Composite (plastic)

  • Match tooth color
  • Can last up to 10 years
  • Susceptible to stains


  • Match tooth color
  • Resist staining
  • Higher price range

Benefits of fillings

  • Repair cracked, chipped, or decayed teeth
  • Lighten stained teeth
  • Change the shape of teeth
  • Close gaps between teeth

Schedule your filling consultation

Learn how Virginia Dental Center can restore your smile with dental fillings! Contact our office today to schedule your next appointment.

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