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Contact us: (511) 445-2586 (511) 447-1972
(51) 997-887-977


Meet The Doctor

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Dr. Flavio A. Vasquez is committed to providing excellence in dentistry, and stands out as a leading dentist in Lima - Peru. He uses the latest in dental techniques and the best available materials to provide you with ...
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Av. Paseo de la República #6010
Suite #903
Parking Spots # 28 and 29
Basement Level 2
Miraflores, Lima -18- Perú
(511) 445-2586 (511) 447-1972
51) 997-887-977

Office Hours: Monday to Friday:
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dental Implants


Amalgam Fillings Silver

Amalgam Fillings Silver

Amalgam fillings, also known as silver-colored fillings, are made from a combination of metals. This combination of metals gives amalgam its renowned strength and durability. Because of its strength, these fillings are particularly useful for use on the molars in the back of the mouth, where the most chewing occurs. Its silver color is also less visible when placed on molars in the back of the mouth. As an added benefit, amalgam fillings are typically more cost effective than composite "tooth-colored” fillings.

How it’s done

The procedure is done by first removing the decaying portion of the tooth. Once that is complete, the tooth is shaped in a specific way to accept the filling. The amalgam is then placed into the tooth. A band may be placed around your tooth during the process to help the amalgam condense. The filling is then adjusted and polished to fit your bite for maximum comfort.

Additional information

After you’ve had your tooth filled with amalgam, occasionally, you may experience a temporary period of heightened hot and cold tooth sensitivity. Additionally, amalgam fillings do not harden instantaneously, and it’s advisable to avoid chewing in that area for a few hours. Make sure to ask Dr. Vasquez to help you understand which type of filling is right for you.