A tooth that has formed a cavity, cracked, or been damaged by other habits such as nail-biting or teeth grinding will frequently require a restoration to return to good health. One of the most common types of restorations Dr. Lyudmila Shur performs in our office is a filling. The two main types of fillings are:

Amalgam fillings—Also known as sliver fillings. Amalgam fillings are made from a mixture of metals. Generally, these fillings are the more affordable option.

Composite fillings—Sometimes referred to as white fillings, composite fillings are made from small pieces of silica surrounded by resin. Generally, composite fillings are matched to the natural color of your teeth, creating a more aesthetically pleasing result.

Our talented dentist will be happy to help you determine which type of filling better matches your individual needs and preferences. To place the filling, Dr. Lyudmila Shur will carefully remove any damaged or decayed areas of the tooth. Afterwards, our dentist fills the tooth with the chosen material. The filling is then shaped to match the shape of the tooth and is finally polished to match your smile. To learn more about dental fillings in Lynnwood, Washington, or any of the other services we provide, please call Dr. Shur Dental today and schedule your next appointment.