Fillings Specialist

Galvan Dental Care

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Danville, CA & Vallejo, CA

Dr. Felipe Galvan helps people in the Danville and Vallejo, California areas to understand the choices available for them when a filling is needed from a cavity or cracked tooth. Then, he seamlessly restores the tooth back to its original glory allowing you to smile confidently. Even other dentists go to and recommend Galvan Dental Care when they need a filling.

Fillings Q & A

Why would I need a filling?

A filling can restore the health a natural tooth that was damaged by decay. By closing the gap or hole with the material filling, further decay is preventable.   

If you have a cavity or chipped tooth, dental fillings are a viable treatment option. Cavities are a form of tooth decay and chipped teeth can come from trauma or decay.

Are there symptoms or signs that I would need a filling?

It’s possible that you won’t experience pain or other symptoms that indicate the necessity of a filling; however, there are a few signs:

  • Floss gets continually stuck and tears in the same spot
  • You can see a dark hole or feel it with your tongue
  • Food constantly gets stuck between the same teeth
  • Broken or lost filling
  • Broken or chipped tooth

Are there different types of fillings?

Dr. Galvan primarily uses two types of fillings: amalgam (silver) and composite (tooth colored). Both have advantages and disadvantages, which Dr. Galvan helps you to understand.

For instance, amalgam fillings aren't natural looking but last longer and resist wear and tear. Conversely, composite fillings look much more natural, but they can be costly and don’t provide the same durability.

What happens when I get a filling?

Dr. Galvan gives his recommendations after understanding your lifestyle and needs. Then, he explains your treatment options, costs, and outcomes you can pick your solution.

When the procedure begins, Dr. Galvan must clean out the tooth to get rid of decay, precisely install, shape, and polish the filling to restore the tooth's appearance and function.

Dr. Galvan can also carve fissures to make it look like he never installed a filling, which optimizes your smile's appearance.

Are you experiencing one of the signs that a filling is needed? Dr. Felipe Galvan can help you restore your smile. Call the office or request an appointment online today.