Tooth Colored Dental Fillings
Dental amalgam was first used in 1826, and for many years, it was just about the only option for people who suffered a cavity. Today, advanced biocompatible materials and dental technology have given us new ways to restore teeth safely and effectively and without the need for any unsightly amalgam. Our Los Angeles dental fillings expert uses composite fillings for attractive results that match your teeth precisely.
Virtually anyone with a cavity may be a candidate for a tooth colored filling. Our Los Angeles tooth colored fillings expert can use tooth-colored composite fillings to restore both visible front teeth and molars and premolars. The fillings are safe and effective on children and adults, and they can help keep your smile attractive and natural-looking even after a cavity.
Tooth Colored Dental Fillings Los Angeles
As with any filling, composite fillings do require some preparations. First, our expert in dental fillings in Los Angeles will numb the tissues around the tooth and the tooth itself. This ensures you are completely comfortable while we isolate and treat the tooth. The decayed tissue is removed, and the tooth is carefully cleaned. Then, we apply a special conditioning liquid that essentially primes the tooth to receive the composite resin.
Composite resin is a putty-like material that hardens when cured with a special light. We apply the resin in thin layers, shaping and curing each one before applying another layer. Once the tooth has been built back up, we shape, trim and cure the filling again before polishing it to a high sheen to match the natural enamel on the tooth.
Composite fillings need nothing more than good dental hygiene. Brush twice a day, and floss daily. If you grind your teeth, ask us about a night guard, which can help protect the filling and your teeth against the damage of bruxism. Visit our expert in tooth colored fillings in Los Angeles twice a year for cleanings and exams.
Call us today to find out more about attractive restorations or to schedule your appointment with our Los Angeles cosmetic dentist.