Common, versatile, and affordable dental procedures in Arlington, Virginia
Dental fillings are common, affordable, dental procedures used to restore teeth.
A filling is used when a dentist needs to restore tooth structure commonly caused by fractures or decay. Dental fillings are also used to restore decayed cracked, or chipped teeth, improve the appearance of stained teeth, change the shape of teeth, or close spaces between gapped teeth.
Before a filling is placed; cracks, decay and all old defective restorative materials (usually amalgam, gold, ceramic or old composite) are completely removed. Dental composite (white filling material) is placed over a bonding agent, which bonds composite to tooth structure.
Amalgam / Metal Fillings
For many years, amalgam/metal fillings were the only choice. As those fillings wear down, we can now replace them with a new colored composite filling. These fillings match the color of your teeth for more natural look and feel.