Tooth-Colored Fillings in Van Nuys, CA
Today we have access to remarkable new dental materials and techniques that weren’t available a few decades ago. Treatments like tooth-colored fillings provide our patients with the best in health and also with the best in beauty.
At Saticoy Plaza Dentistry, we place only tooth-colored fillings.
In the past, when dentists needed a strong filling, they turned to amalgam (metal) filling material. Thanks to advanced technology, tooth-colored fillings made of composite materials can be used to create fillings that are just as durable as amalgam. And tooth-colored fillings are a great esthetic choice because they can be color-matched to your natural tooth enamel so no one will ever know you’ve had any work done.
The Importance of Dental Fillings
While dental fillings may seem like a pretty basic dental treatment, they are actually an essential service needed to maintain excellent oral health. Even with the best oral care, at some point you may get a cavity. Once a cavity develops, it needs to be treated quickly to keep it from spreading, causing more discomfort, and further damaging your tooth.
Severe decay can also lead to periodontal disease, a serious oral and general health problem. There is more and more evidence that points to a link between chronic mouth disease and general health issues like heart and respiratory disease, diabetes, and stroke.
Preserving Healthy Tooth Structure
Tooth-colored fillings are great for adding strength to a tooth. The process we use to secure the material to your tooth forms a tight bond with your natural enamel, which improves the tooth’s durability and integrity. Tooth-colored fillings aren’t affected by temperature changes, so there is no danger of fracture.
From an esthetic perspective, the great thing about this material is that it can be shaded to match the exact color of your natural teeth – which means nobody ever needs to know that you've had a filling. From a practical standpoint, we prefer white fillings because they are a conservative treatment that requires less removal of natural tooth structure than metal fillings.
Beauty and Versatility
Since tooth-colored composites look so natural, they can also be used to correct a number of cosmetic imperfections. For instance, we can:
- Repair broken or cracked teeth
- Fill in minor chips
- Replace darkened or deteriorating silver fillings
- Alter the shape of irregular teeth
- Fill in gaps between teeth
Personalized Patient Care
At Saticoy Plaza Dentistry, we focus on making sure that you leave our office with healthier teeth than when you arrived. You are an individual with specific needs when it comes to your oral health care, and we spend all the time necessary to talk to you about your goals until we are sure that we are providing the treatment that is most appropriate for you.
If you would like to learn more about our patient-focused care or would like to schedule a dental exam and cleaning, please contact our Van Nuys dental office. A friendly member of our team will be happy to schedule a convenient appointment.