Making cavities disappear with tooth-colored fillings in West Hills, CA
Dental decay, commonly known as a cavity, is one of the most common oral health problems. Without treatment, what begins as a small cavity can quickly grow, leading to toothaches, infection, and possibly even tooth loss in the most severe cases. Fortunately, cavities are easily treated with dental fillings. Because we understand that decay is also a cosmetic concern, we offer tooth-colored fillings here at Royal Dental Practice in West Hills, CA. Just one fast, comfortable appointment can restore the health and appearance of your tooth.
White cavity fillings vs. silver fillings
The two most basic dental filling materials are resin (white) and amalgam (silver). Either material can effectively fill a cavity and stop decay. However, there are many notable differences between the two. We offer both so that you can decide based on your needs and preferences.
The benefits of white fillings:
- Cosmetic – The resin is naturally white, and we tint it to match your tooth enamel. When the procedure is completed, your tooth will look whole, healthy, and natural.
- Conservative – Because the resin adheres to the tooth material, we do not need to shape the cavity before filling. Only the damaged and diseased portion is removed, preserving the tooth structure.
- Metal-free – Some patients have allergies or other concerns about metal restorations.
About the procedure
We begin with an anesthetic to ensure that you are comfortable throughout the process. Next, your dentist will remove the diseased portion of the tooth and clean the cavity. A bonding agent is then applied, which ensures that the resin will adhere.
Once the tooth is prepared, your dentist will apply the resin. It has a putty-like consistency, so it can be shaped to match the natural contour of the tooth. We use a special curing light to harden the resin and then file it to refine and perfect the shape. Lastly, it is polished to a beautiful sheen.
Are you ready to make those cavities disappear?
If you want to eliminate cavities and restore the beautiful appearance of your pearly whites, then tooth-colored fillings are an ideal solution. Even if the cavity is in a highly visible front tooth, no one will notice your filling. Just give us a call at (818) 334-6655 to get started.