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Dental fillings are strong and dependable dental restorations that can correct the problems in your teeth and improve your oral health. However, there are many different types of dental fillings in the world today and each one has its own benefits and results.

Today, our Team Dental at River Oaks and Burke team is happy to tell you all about white and silver fillings. These products are the most commonly used restorations.

-White fillings: White fillings, also known as composite fillings, are white, tooth-colored products that are made of ceramic, plastic, and resin compounds. They offer natural-looking results and they are generally used for the front teeth. Recently, the fillings have proven to be strong enough to withstand chewing forces, so they can also be used for the back teeth if needed.

-Silver fillings: Silver fillings, also known as amalgam fillings, are silver products that restore your teeth and provide dependable results for many years. This filling is made of mercury, silver, tin, and copper, and it is generally used for the back teeth. Because the main compound is mercury, the product can endure high amounts of force and pressure all while keeping your teeth in tip-top shape.

For more information about the many different dental fillings in Burke, Virginia, please call 703-801-6166 today and schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Michael King. Our team will be more than happy to examine your smile and give you the tips and advice you need to choose the best restoration possible. We look forward to talking with you!