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Cosmetic fillings can be used to replace amalgam fillings and look like the natural color of your teeth.


Dentists have long used dental fillings to fill cavities in order to prevent them from becoming worse. A dental filling will also protect the area where the cavity was drilled by sealing it off from bacteria. In recent years, however, dental fillings have become advanced to the point where our West Hollywood dental fillings expert is able to apply fillings that match the exact color of a patients tooth for a flawless restoration.

Many people avoid the dentist because they are worried that the procedures they require will be noticeable and make their teeth look even more unsightly than the oral health issue they have does. This misconception often comes from past experiences where they received a dental filling that was made of gold or silver and not discreet in any way. Our dentists use tooth colored fillings expert is working to erase this misconceptions by providing the most advanced fillings available.

 The benefits of cosmetic fillings are as follows: 

  • Made from tooth-colored material, cosmetic fillings, inlays and onlays are virtually invisible.
  • Unlike metal fillings, inlays and onlays will not expand or contract in response to temperature changes caused by hot or cold foods diminishing the possibility of fracture.

  • The durable material from which inlays and onlays are made helps them last up to 30 years, much longer than that of conventional amalgam fillings.

The tooth colored fillings used by our dentists are made of dental grade porcelain or other resins that are designed to be extremely strong and durable while still allowing them to be colored to the exact same shade as the patients natural tooth.

Metal fillings that were used in the past could react with certain substances that caused discomfort for the patient. The tooth colored fillings that are used today are specially formulated to react well with the natural functions of the body.

Our dentists recommends such fillings to patients who have minor cavities. A small cavity can be easily drilled out and then filled to protect it from further damage. A cavity that is left untreated for a long period of time, however, can turn into tooth decay that requires more extensive treatment with procedures such as a root canal. This is one reason it is especially important for patients to schedule regular visits to the dentist, so that such problems can be caught and treated early.

If you have not seen a dentist in a while or you believe you may have a minor cavity that needs to be filled, contact our office today to learn more about how tooth colored fillings can help you.


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