Do you remember what your teeth looked like before you had your first cavity? When you opened your mouth to laugh or yawn, the people with you could see only pearly white molar surfaces. At Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego, we use white fillings that let you keep your natural tooth color.
If you are like many people, you started developing tooth decay fairly young and started receiving the ubiquitous silver amalgam fillings that were used by family dentists. As the years passed, two fillings became three. Then three fillings may have become four. Now when you open wide—others see a mouthful of metal.
Fortunately, people with silver amalgam fillings can regain the smile of their youth. The replacement of silver fillings with composite tooth-colored fillings is a relatively inexpensive cosmetic dental procedure that can transform a smile just as dramatically as more extensive cosmetic dental treatment.
Composite fillings are comprised of a mixture of glass or quartz and resin which results in a natural tooth-colored material. They are extremely durable when bonded to the tooth.
Ideally you won’t get any cavities at all, but when you do, we can fill them with white fillings at Marcos Oretega DDS in San Diego. Our patients come from Hillcrest, Mission Hills, and Bankers Hill for our general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next checkup today!