Dental Fillings in Los Angeles, CA

Dental Fillings in Los Angeles, CA

Tooth decay is a common problem among adults. According to a recent study, around 93 percent of adults suffer from cavities at one point in their lives. When overlooked, a small cavity may shape up into a big problem. Not only this, but your dental pulp may also get infected. In the worst-case scenario, we have to remove your teeth to save the remaining ones from infection.

We perform dental fillings to fill your cavities and save your teeth from further decay. Earlier, only gold and silver fillings were available, but today, many other natural-looking options are used for the procedure. 

Types of Dental Fillings

Gold Fillings

They are durable and last for at least 10-15 years. Gold fillings are strong and can withstand all kinds of chewing forces. Another plus point is that they do not corrode. However, they don’t match the appearance of your natural teeth.

Silver Amalgam Fillings

These dental fillings are made using silver in combination with other metals. They are as durable as gold fillings. In some cases, silver fillings may even outlast the former. But as they are not tooth-colored, they are highly noticeable.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

As the name suggests, they are made to mimic the color of your teeth, thus a good option if you want to restore your natural aesthetic appearance. Tooth-colored fillings are made using composite resin. They bond better than metal fillings. All you need to do is to maintain them well.

How are Dental Fillings Applied?

The procedure is not very time-consuming and finishes in an hour only. We start it by numbing the infected tooth using local anesthesia. It will ensure that you do not experience discomfort throughout the procedure.

Next, we remove the decayed area of your teeth using dental instruments. After removing the infection, we cleanse the area using a gel. This gel acts as an antiseptic and kills all the bacteria that lingers around your teeth and gums. The gel also wears off your surrounding enamel to make the teeth rough. This roughness is essential to bond the dental filling properly.

We apply a bonding agent to the enamel and cure or harden it using a special blue light. We fill your teeth with the chosen dental filling. After the treatment, you are expected to follow proper oral hygiene to maintain your teeth and dental filling in the long run. Ensure brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash regularly. 

To find out more about the dental services we offer at DTLA Smile, Los Angeles, CA, call (213) 688-2828 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit Dentist Los Angeles CA at 104 West 7th St, #2 Los Angeles, CA, 90014.

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