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Making cavities disappear with tooth-colored fillings in West Hills Los Angeles, CA

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 Los Angeles, 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 โ€“ 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 โ€“ 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 โ€“ 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.

An interesting composite filling case at the Royal Dental Practice with Dr. Roya Shoffet

An interesting composite filling case at the Royal Dental Practice with Dr. Roya Shoffet
Dr. Roya Shoffet of Royal Dental Practice talks about an interesting composite filling case. Watch the video to see the final result.
Video Transcript
Today’s case is an interesting one and, I would like to share it with you. This is how our lovely patient is presented today.

Clinically, we see a deeper grove at the palatal side of these two teeth: the two lateral incisors, and interestingly enough, if we take a look at the X-Ray, you can see an interesting situation.

A portion of the pulp may be traveling towards the tooth’s pits, which could create a problem in the future for the patient if left alone, as it could lead to some lesion at the end of the root.

Thankfully, there is no lesion at the end of the root currently, and the patient has no symptoms.

So we ended up prepping the tooth from the back, cleaning it up, putting on some medication, and doing some composite fillings.

And this is the final result.

Call us at Royal Dental practice for all your dental needs.
Dr. Roya Shoffer Yaghoubian
Bringing over 30 years of creative talent, skill, experience, and knowledge Dr. Roya Shoffet-Yaghoubian is a phenomenal doctor. Her drive to achieve the best result has earned her a spotless reputation in terms of dental excellence and as a great person, kind and empathetic towards the needs of her patients.

Her dental education at USC School of Dentistry and her long life eagerness for learning thru extensive courses and numerous seminars has brought her to become this successful passionate dentist that all her patients appreciate very much and travel from near and far. Dr. Roya Shoffet-Yaghoubian is a member of American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and San Fernando Valley Dental Society. Her capabilities range from all aspects of general dentistry including cosmetic dentistry to more complex restorative and periodontics, and oral surgery for all ages especially highly experienced and well known for geriatric dentistry, giving her patients a variety of options under the same roof.