Dental work can be daunting. Dr. Guri S. Dhaliwal, DMD is here to not only to provide you with the best possible dental care, but also to put you at ease during any dental procedure. Our family dentistry is here to make you feel comfortable about getting cavity fillings and teeth fillings.
Why Fillings Are Necessary
At some point in everyone’s infancy, bacteria finds its way into the mouth, only to permanently live off of food particles and produce acid that erodes tooth enamel. This sticky layer of bacteria, or “plaque,” is responsible for eventually causing cavities. Fillings are necessary to keep the tooth shielded from further decay.
Our Composite Fillings are Mercury Free
We believe in providing our San Ramon family dentistry patients with the best possible care using the latest in dental advancements. Given this information, our office does not offer metal fillings as an option. We use composite fillings, which are not only safer but also more natural-looking.
Mercury-Safe, Composite Filling Material
Composites are mercury-free and actually bond to the tooth surface, restoring most of its original strength. Dr. Dhaliwal can also match the composite to the natural color and texture of your teeth, creating a more aesthetically pleasing smile.
Safe Removal of Amalgam Fillings
If you have old metal fillings, our dentist in San Ramon will check them for “leakage” or additional decay. “Leakage” refers to the side of the filling not fitting tightly against the tooth. This can cause saliva and debris to enter causing further decay and sensitivity. Fillings can also leak as a result of wear over time. In these cases, Dr. Dhaliwal will recommend having your old fillings replaced.
To request an appointment, please call us at (925) 244-9770 or fill out our online request form. For new patients, complete a new patient form in advance so we can get care to you faster. Our friendly staff is happy to help schedule your appointment to see Dr. Guri S. Dhaliwal as soon as possible!