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Fillings are one of the most common dental procedures. A filling can refer to the traditional amalgam (metal) fillings, newer composite fillings, and bonding. They are used to repair decayed, cracked, stained, and crowded or gap teeth. We perform dental fillings for our Traverse City and surrounding area patients in our caring, comfortable office.

What Types of fillings are available?

Silver Amalgam

Silver amalgam fillings are created from a mixture of silver, tin, zinc, copper, and mercury. These durable fillings have been known to last for many years – which helps make up for their less aesthetically pleasing style. A silver amalgam filling has traditionally been the most popular style of filling, but over the years the composite fillings have gained popularity.

Composite Fillings

Composite fillings are created from a mixture of plastic and resin. They match the color of teeth much more than a silver filling, but can be more expensive. They are bonded to the teeth as opposed to amalgam, which are wedged in the tooth cavity, making for a stronger attachment with a smaller likelihood of fracture.

How do I take care of fillings?

Fillings do not require much “special” care. Your routine dental health maintenance – like brushing and flossing – will help ensure that your fillings last as long as possible.

Traverse City Dental Fillings

During your visit, Dr. Tim will consult with you on the best option for your fillings. Contact us by phone or through the form below to make your appointment today.