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If you’re about to repair a decayed tooth with a dental filling but you’re not sure if you should use an amalgam or composite filling, then our dental team is here to help. First of all, your dentist, Dr. Denise M. Walthour, will choose which filling will be best for your smile after discussing your options with you. Now, to help you know more about each filling type, we are happy to share some details.

Amalgam Fillings: Amalgam fillings are also known as silver fillings because they are made of a variety of strong, durable metals. Amalgam fillings are typically used on the back teeth because of their strength and color. They can withstand the daily pressures of chewing without a problem, and they can last for many years.

Composite Fillings: Composite fillings are also known as white fillings and they are made of a special dental resin that is matched to the color of your teeth. This helps them provide a natural-looking appearance. These fillings are a great option for the teeth that are visible in the smile.

For more information and details about dental fillings in Portland, Oregon, please contact Powell Boulevard Dental at 503-235-7181 today. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to hearing from you!