Coping with Cavities?
When your dentist finds a cavity in your tooth, you must fill it with a restorative substance immediately to contain the problem and eliminate further complications. In the past, the only available option was a silver amalgam material, which served to regain full functionality to the damaged tooth yet did nothing to bring back its aesthetic appeal.
Today, conventional metal fillings are quickly being replaced with a tooth-colored material for its wide variety of distinct benefits. If you suspect that you may have a cavity and are interested in tooth-colored fillings in Lake Forest, CA your Baker Ranch Dentistry dentist is here for you.
A tooth-colored filling commonly referred to today as a white filling, is used for the repair of teeth that are cracked or are affected by tooth decay. Not only that but it at the same time serves to improve the tooth’s size and shape, as well as its durability for withstanding the regular pressure from chewing.
White fillings are the direct result of modern advancements in dentistry, as they are created from a composite resin material that matches natural tooth appearance and structure. This innovative treatment option is a significant improvement over silver amalgam fillings for a broad range of reasons, including:
A little alteration to the healthy tooth structure to accommodate the filling
No common concerns associated with potential mercury content in metal fillings
Long-lasting aesthetic results that blend in perfectly with your natural tooth
It is important to note that while tooth-colored fillings are the best treatment option for small to medium areas of damage, they may not be as effective for larger areas. Your dentist Dr. Khoshsar will determine whether this treatment is right for your distinct dental situation.
If you would like to experience the benefits of white fillings from us, please do not hesitate to contact the team from Baker Ranch Dentistry for additional details and to schedule your appointment.
Most people will suffer a cavity or two during their lives. Dental cavities are usually caused by tooth decay as a result of eating foods that are too sugary and not practicing proper oral hygiene. If you experience pain chewing or have a toothache there are good odds that you have a cavity, and the best way to treat it is to have a cosmetic filling installed. Cosmetic fillings take care of the hole or cavity that is formed by tooth decay. The area is cleaned up, sterilized and then the filling is placed and covered to restore normal function of the tooth. While it is normal to go through life with a cosmetic filling or two, there are people who need multiple fillings because of the extent of their dental decay.
Traditional dental restoratives, or fillings, may include gold, porcelain, and composite. Newer dental fillings include ceramic and plastic compounds that mimic the appearance of natural teeth. These compounds, often called composite resins, usually are used on the front teeth where a natural appearance is important. There are two different kinds of fillings: direct and indirect. Direct fillings are fillings placed directly into a prepared cavity in a single visit. Indirect fillings generally require two or more visits. They include inlays, onlays, veneers, crowns, and bridges fabricated with gold, base metal alloys, ceramics, or composites.
Located in Foothill Ranch/ Lake Forest, CA. Our team members welcome patients from the greater LA and Orange County areas. Make an appointment today to experience comprehensive dental care in a comfortable environment where you come first. Some of the services offered in our center are: Cleaning, Exam, and X-Ray – Dental Implant – Cosmetic Contouring – Crowns and Bridges – Invisalign – Teeth Whitening