Some of the most common dental procedures performed by our Los Angeles cosmetic dentist are dental fillings. Dental fillings are used to fill in teeth that have minor cavities, are chipped, or are cracked. In the old days, dental filling were made of metal and were therefore very noticeable, especially when used to fill the front teeth. Today, our expert in dental fillings in Los Angeles uses tooth colored fillings because they offer many advantages over previous types.
Tooth colored fillings, as their name suggests, are made to match the exact color of a patient’s natural teeth. They are usually made of fiber glass or composite resin. These materials are also stronger and lighter than metals that were used in the past. Plus, they adhere to the tooth for a longer lasting solution.
In order to fill in a cavity, our dentist will first apply a small amount of anesthesia to the nerve so that the patient can remain comfortable throughout the entire procedure. Once the patient is relaxed, the cavity will be drilled out to remove the bacteria that are causing the tooth to decay, and the hole will be filled with the tooth colored resin.
If you have a cavity that needs to be filled or an old, unsightly metal filling that needs replacement, contact our office today to schedule an appointment.