Pleasanton Star Dental | Dentist in Pleasanton, CA



Cavities, the result of tooth decay, create a breach in the tooth’s enamel and can lead to more serious dental issues if not addressed promptly. At our dental clinic in Pleasanton, we focus on providing fillings that not only effectively halt the progression of decay and relieve any sensitivity associated with cavities but also seamlessly integrate with the natural appearance of your teeth. The materials we use for fillings are carefully selected for their durability and their ability to mimic the color and texture of your natural teeth. This attention to detail ensures that the fillings are almost invisible to the eye, preserving the aesthetic integrity of your smile.

When treating a cavity, our skilled dental professionals meticulously remove the decayed portion of the tooth, cleaning the affected area thoroughly to prevent further deterioration. The chosen filling material is then precisely applied and shaped to match the contours of your tooth. This process not only restores the tooth’s structural integrity but also prevents potential future decay in the treated area. Our advanced filling materials are designed to withstand the everyday functions of teeth, such as chewing and biting, ensuring a long-lasting and reliable restoration.


In contrast to the traditional mercury amalgam fillings, we choose not to use these in our practice due to several concerns. Amalgam fillings, often silver in color, are highly visible and can detract from the aesthetics of your smile. More importantly, they contain mercury and other heavy metals, which have raised health concerns over the years. Another significant drawback of amalgam fillings is their rigidity. Unlike the more flexible modern fillings that we use, amalgam does not adapt to the pressure exerted on the tooth. This inflexibility can lead to further cracking of the tooth structure, potentially causing more dental issues in the future.

Therefore, we advocate for the replacement of old amalgam fillings with our advanced, tooth-colored alternatives. Not only does this enhance the appearance of your teeth, but it also ensures a safer and more durable solution to tooth decay. Our approach in Pleasanton is to provide dental treatments that combine health, function, and aesthetics, ensuring our patients receive the best care for their oral health needs.

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