Bich Ngoc Le, D.D.S.
Emmy Mary Le, D.D.S.
Catherine Chi Pham, D.D.S.
CALL: 714-531-1088
14364 Brookhurst St., G.G., CA 92843
Dr. Le specializes in family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and children dentistry. Dr. Le serves patients from neighboring Lakewood,
Cerritos, Westminster, Santa Ana, Huntington Beach, and Fountain Valley. If you need a cosmetic dentist, family dentist, children dentist, or dental
implant specialist, please give Dr. Le a try. We will do our best to meet all  your expectations.
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CALL: 562-491-5529
906 E. Anaheim St., L.B., CA 90813
Bich Ngoc Le, D.D.S.
Emmy Mary Le, D.D.S.
Catherine Chi Pham, D.D.S.
Know Your Options When It Comes to Fillings

There is a multitude of filling materials that dentists use these days to repair
damaged, worn or decayed teeth. These fillings are designed according to where
the fillings are to be placed, the task they are to perform as well as the overall
appearance desired by a patient. Dental fillings are created using different
materials and alloys.

Two major types of dental fillings:

Amalgam - Amalgam fillings are the oldest type of filling used by dentists in the
United States. They are resistant to wear and tear, durable and fairly inexpensive.
Combining metallic elements such as copper, tin, silver and mercury typically
creates dental amalgam. Patients need not be concerned about the mercury in
dental amalgam because when combined with other metal alloys it is rendered
safe as well as stable.

Composite - Mixing resin materials with small amounts of glass or quartz creates
composite fillings. This type of filling is a more recent development and can be a
functional solution for the repair of cavities while achieving maximum esthetic result.

Who Benefits from Amalgam or Composite Fillings?

Anyone who has chipped or cracked teeth as well as those suffering from cavities
will benefit from amalgam or composite dental fillings. Fillings help repair tooth
decay and prevent further destruction of tooth structure leading to a toothache or
more expensive dental treatments such as a root canal or crown.