- Aesthetically pleasing
- No harmful mercury
- No thin dark line over your gums
- Bond directly with your tooth surface
- Never react to hot or cold food and drink
- Offer tremendous long-term durability
- Seal your teeth away from bacteria
Tooth Filling Repair Beverly Hills
A tooth filling is also called a restoration–it’s a dental process patients have to experience while going through treatment for tooth decay. Fillings normally include the removal of the infected part of the tooth and filling the resulting empty space with a restoration material. Tooth fillings are also utilized in cases of chipped, fractured and sometimes damaged teeth.
First, a dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the section to be worked on. This helps lessen ache sensations, allowing patients to sit calmly at the time of procedure. Next, a drill is utilized to remove the decayed area of the tooth and any cavities that formed as a result. A lining layer of a proper material may be applied to the surface of the cavity floor to prevent issues associated with deep cavities.
With composite fillings a sealing wax, which looks like the natural tooth color, is applied in layers. After layers are added, an ultraviolet light is used, which aids in the curing process of the composite sealant. After this procedure the cosmetic dentist would finish the procedure by polishing, shaping, and removing excess materials.
Types of Filling Materials
There are lots of options when you are searching for an exact tooth filling material, but composite and porcelain are typically recommended today greatly because composite looks and feels like real teeth, costs less, and is nontoxic, unlike most metals. The options of the tooth filling material used to depend greatly on the problem, back/front, and the severity of the cavity.
Given below are some of the various filling materials that have been or are being used worldwide.
Cast Gold Filling
Gold is one of the longest-lasting filling materials and has great strength, but it is very costly and might appear unattractive to the patient.
Silver Amalgam Filling
Silver is also long lasting and has a great strength that can endure chewing pressures, but silver is unattractive, can discolor near tooth formation, can cause fractures in the tooth and possible allergic reactions resulting from toxins.
Composite Filling (Tooth Colored)
Composites are mainly utilized by Arthur Glosman DDS in Beverly Hills and are extensively used today as the preferred tooth filling material. This is greatly attributed to the composites’ attractive visuals and natural color making the alteration, suitable especially to the teeth difficult to locate. Composites also link well with the tooth structures. Thus, composites can chip and stain but remain inexpensive to fix when compared to amalgam fillings. Porcelain is also utilized for natural-looking tooth fillings.
An indirect filling, which is used in some instances when remaining tooth structure is lacking and cannot hold the conventional filling. Its process is slightly different from the conventional fillings. This type of filling is made in the laboratory after getting an impression from the patient’s mouth and is fixed on the patient’s next meeting after ensuring a proper fit. There are mainly two types of indirect fillings: Inlays and Onlays.
Avoid Hazardous Materials
Amalgam fillings contain mercury. The potential toxicity of this element has moved many concerned Beverly Hills dentistry practitioners to switch to the exclusive use of composite or porcelain materials, which pose no biohazard to their patients.
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