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Composite Fillings in Livermore

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There are a variety of filler materials available, each with its own set of benefits and drawbacks. At your periodic checkup, we will explain the best options for repairing your teeth. Today, composite fillings are the most popular. Composite fillings are more aesthetically suitable for usage in front teeth or more visible portions of the mouth because they can be carefully matched to the color of existing teeth.

How is a filling placed?

Fillings are typically done in one visit. Your dentist will remove any decay or fractures while the tooth is numb. Before the new infill is installed, the area will be thoroughly cleaned and prepared. If the decay is close to the tooth's nerve, a specific medicine will be used to provide additional protection. 

The filling will then be precisely inserted, contoured, and polished, restoring the shape and function of your tooth. When composite fillings are first done, you may suffer sensitivity to warmth and cold, but this will fade quickly as your tooth adjusts to the new filling.

After your treatment, you will be given care instructions. Your new fillings will last longer if you practice good oral care, eat well, and visit the dentist regularly.

Types of Dental Fillings

Amalgam Fillings

Dental amalgam is a dental filling used to treat cavities caused by tooth decay. Dental amalgam is a metal mixture of liquid (elemental) mercury and powdered silver. Dental amalgams are long-lasting and cost-effective, used for over a century.

Composite Fillings

A composite (tooth-colored) filling is an aesthetically pleasing alternative to silver fillings. However, composite fillings are more delicate and may need to be replaced at some point. They will provide you with a gorgeous smile for many years with proper care.

Ceramic Fillings

Dental porcelain and ceramics make ceramic fillings of the highest quality. These tooth-colored fillings are the most stain- and wear-resistant alternative in the tooth-colored fillings category, providing durable, appealing, and long-lasting results. 

What to Expect After Your Appointment

It's critical to remember the following immediately following the insertion of a new filling:

When the anesthetic wears off:

You may have a period of persistent numbness following your dental visit. Within an hour or two, the normal sensation should return. 

However, until the anesthetic wears off entirely, it's critical to avoid accidentally biting or harming your lips, cheeks, gums, or tongue. When eating, drinking hot liquids, or smoking, be cautious.

Short-term sensitivity:

It's normal for a tooth to feel a bit sensitive after a filling has been placed. When you eat cold or hot meals and beverages, you may feel a twinge. Within a few days, the sensitivity should go away on its own. 

Filling aftercare:

Our practice uses the most up-to-date generations of solid and long-lasting filler materials. Your new filling should survive for many years with proper oral hygiene and routine care. 

Even the best fillings may need to be replaced, or extra dental work may be required in cases of severe tooth decay or harm to the underlying tooth.

Fillings at Smile Line Dentistry

When a tooth's structural integrity is compromised by dental decay, a filling rebuilds its natural structure and restores its strength and function.

Because tooth decay is one of the most common dental issues afflicting both children and adults worldwide, filling treatments are performed daily.


Smile Line Dentistry offers accurate and gentle treatment while staying on the cutting edge of dental technology to provide patients with the greatest quality of visually beautiful and long-lasting tooth fillings.

Post-Op Instructions

1- Do not eat on your new filling for one hour and until your numbness is gone.

2- If you are supervising children who had fillings done, make sure they don't bite on their numb lips or tongue (it can cause serious injury to their soft tissue).

3- Do not bite hard or chew on silver amalgam fillings for 24 hours.

4- You may experience cold and heat sensitivity and some gum soreness; this usually subsides within a few days.

5- Call our office if you experience pain or discomfort for more than a few days after the fillings, or if you have any questions.



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We are able to address any concerns you may have about your teeth, a procedure, or just share information that helps you remain informed.

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Patient Testimonials

  • All I can say is they are amazing. I wasn’t happy with the shade of color of my crown and she changed it and the result was amazing.. I’m one happy camper and I’ve gotten so complement about my temp. I can’t wait to see my permanent teeth

    – Gloria F.

  • This place is a nice and clean place and the workers are very friendly and helpful and make sure when they’re working on you that you aren’t in pain. When I got numbed and got my fillings I didn’t feel a THING !! I recommend going to this dental place the people that work here are AWESOME !

    – Nealonie A.

  • Great service! Been going here for 4 years & I love it. Staff & drs are very caring & compassionate. They always do follow up calls to check on me. And I highly recommend them to anyone that is looking for dental services.

    - Ben A.

  • From initial appointment to the last for my procedure, was amazing. For someone with anxiety Smile Line Dentistry is the comfort you are looking for. My DENTIST and his Assistant were what I needed. Thank you both for such Great experience. HIGHLY RECOMEND

    - Jesus C.

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    - Uma M.

  • They are the most contentious dentistry I've ever used. We moved 45 mins away and still travel back to them as there is no place better.

    - Crystal T.

  • All staff is warm and pleasant from the ladies at the front desk to their payment advisor to the doctors! A special shout out to Gazal for being understanding and reassuring during my dental treatment!! She has a pretty light hand as well which is a plus!

    -Anahi M.

  • I was looking for a new dentist near my home and asked a friend where she goes. I am so happy with the referral. The staff is so polite, friendly and supportive. I was able to get so much done and did not feel pressured. They are so honest too. My daughter was hesitant but was throughly pleased with her experience too.

    -Veronica R.

  • Amazing dentist office. Everyone is friendly and caring. Been getting cavities done and Dr.G is very kind and caring. I have high anxiety when it comes to getting work done and Dr.G was patient with me. The dental assistant Lora was kind and great as well even helped held my hand when I was scared. Great place to go to, would definitely recommend to friends and family.

    -Crystal C.

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We are proud to provide our patients with the best in dental technology, treatment options and patient comfort. It is our pleasure to address all your questions and concerns.

Smile Line Antioch:
3220 Lone Tree Way, Ste. 102 
Antioch, CA 94509
Mon - Thu: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: Appointment Only
Smile Line East Ave, Livermore:
2545 East Ave Suite A, 
Livermore, CA 94550
Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM -5:00 PM
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