Tooth-Colored Fillings in Van Nuys
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 aesthetic 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
Dental fillings are one of the more common procedures we perform, but they play a crucial role in maintaining good oral health. Cavities happen, and when they do, they must be treated as soon as possible to prevent decay from spreading, damaging your tooth, and causing discomfort.
Untreated decay can also lead to periodontal disease, which is a serious oral health problem that can threaten your overall well-being. Increasing evidence today indicates a connection between chronic oral infections and general health issues like heart and respiratory disease, diabetes, and stroke.
Preserving Healthy Tooth Structure
Tooth-colored composite 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.
Our patients like composite fillings because they provide a seamless repair that leaves delivers natural-looking results. We choose them because they are a conservative treatment that allows us to preserve more of your 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. We use a process called cosmetic dental bonding to build up your tooth to:
- Repair fractured teeth
- Build up chips and breaks
- Replace old silver fillings that mar your smile
- Alter the shape of teeth to improve their appearance
- Fill in gaps uneven gaps and spacing between teeth
Quality Patient Care Designed for You
At Saticoy Plaza Dentistry, our goal is for you to enjoy the best possible oral health care in a friendly, honest, and welcoming environment. We respect that you have unique oral health needs, and we enjoy taking the time to talk to you about what’s on your mind and how we can best help you.
If you would like to learn more about exceptional patient care or schedule your next dental appointment, please call our Van Nuys dental office. We are open four days a week until 6:30 PM, so we can easily book your appointment after work or school.