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As you may already know, there are many different types of dental fillings in Portland, Oregon, but which one should you use to restore your smile? Well, our Powell Boulevard Dental team is happy to help you know more about the most commonly used dental fillings in the world today: white and silver fillings.

-White fillings: White fillings, also known as composite fillings, are white, tooth-colored products that can restore the health of your tooth and also reshape and improve the appearance of your smile. This product is made of resin, ceramic, and plastic materials that provide natural-looking results. Generally, this filling is used for the front teeth. However, because of recent developments, composite fillings can be used for the back teeth as well.

-Silver fillings: Silver fillings, also known as amalgam fillings, are very popular because they provide strong, durable, and dependable results. Amalgam also lasts for many years and it’s the cheapest and easiest option to work with. Because this filling is made of mercury, silver, tin, and copper, it has a silver color, which makes it a good choice for the back teeth.

Along with white and silver fillings, there are also gold, porcelain, and glass fillings. If you would like to know more about these other restorative dental products, we encourage you to call 503-235-7181 and talk to a member of our dental team. We also invite you to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Denise M. Walthour, if you would like professional advice on the best filling for your chompers. We are thrilled to help you in any way we possibly can!