Dental fillings are used in dentistry to restore damage caused to individual or multiple teeth. A crack or opening can be caused by an injury, wear and tear, or cavity growth that has escalated into tooth decay. The damaged or decayed material inside of your tooth is removed and filled by our cosmetic dentist in Torrance with a silver amalgam or composite dental fillings. The filling increases the structure and support for your teeth and restores the shape and size of your natural teeth.
Silver amalgam dental fillings were popular before new composite fillings were created, and still are because of their affordability. However, the silver fillings are noticeable on the exterior of each tooth in which they are placed. In many situations, our expert in dental fillings in Torrance recommends the use of composite fillings due to the natural coloring that is available, since these fillings match the color of your natural teeth. A composite filling is the perfect choice when visibility is an issue to your smile.