Dale W. Madsen D.D.S.

(530) 343-1081

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Fillings

When a tooth develops decay (called a cavity), there are a variety of ways to remove it and replace that portion of the tooth. The easiest and least-harmful to your teeth is to place a filling or restoration. We offer silver (amalgam) restorations and also the more common, composite, tooth-colored fillings.

Dr. Madsen is skilled in the placement of tooth-colored fillings, made of composite resin. The benefits to these over the amalgam include:


-They blend  with the natural shade of teeth and are practically invisible once they are.

-They allow us to remove less healthy tooth material than metal fillings.

-They bond to the tooth, which reduces the risk of leaking and loose fillings.

-They don’t contain mercury like amalgam fillings.