Fillings are the most common dental treatment, but in fact, need to be done right – the first time. Whether you are ready to replace older metal fillings with porcelain, or you need to restore a tooth that has become decayed, we can help. We color-match the fillings so they are virtually indistinguishable from your natural tooth structure. White fillings bring many advantages, including:
- Fillings are invisible
- Smile is brighter
- No dark-colored metal
- Durable and long-lasting
- Less natural tooth is removed
Metal Fillings vs. Porcelain Fillings
Many people have metal fillings – they were the standard method to fill cavities for many years. Unfortunately, they are not aesthetically pleasing and have other drawbacks. The metal expands and contracts with heat and the fillings can become loose or cracked over time, allowing for further tooth decay and a more extensive treatment.
Modern porcelain fillings provide outstanding result in durability, function, and aesthetics. Porcelain fillings don’t become loose like metal filings, don’t fall out, and are a far better choice for small to medium-sized cavities that involve moderate chewing pressure. They also have the advantage of requiring far less of your natural tooth to be removed, allowing for you to maintain the natural structure in a healthier manner.
Beautiful Teeth With Invisible Fillings
You may have considered replacing metal fillings with a better, more attractive option. Whether you are planning to replace old metal fillings or are bringing a child to our offices who needs a filling or two, we urge you to find out about our options in treating decayed teeth with porcelain – at a price you can afford.
Composite Fillings: The New Standard
Composite resins are tooth-colored fillings that are durable and fracture-resistant. These fillings are appropriate for either front or back teeth and can match the color of your natural teeth, creating a brighter smile than metal fillings. Most patients prefer to restore a tooth with a material that perfectly blends with the natural color of the tooth. Composite fillings are now used far more commonly than amalgam (metal) fillings, both for cosmetic reasons and due to personal health concerns.
Composite fillings are made of a material containing ceramic and plastic compounds, matching the appearance of natural teeth. Many dental plans cover the cost of composite fillings in the teeth that show – your front six teeth. Some plans will require that you pay some amount to fill back teeth with composite.
Dental and Oral Health
Our entire team works to help patients maintain a healthy, beautiful smile throughout their lives. Caring for your teeth will help you avoid the appearance of cavities, but genetics plays a role. Some people have strong teeth by nature, while others have teeth that are more likely to decay, and even with regular brushing and flossing, cavities appear. Ensuring you come to our offices every six months for a thorough exam and cleaning will help you to maintain your teeth. Should you need a filling, catching the decay early is important, as the amount of your natural tooth removed will be far smaller and easier to treat.
Contact Our Practice to Find Out About Affordable White Fillings
At A New Smile Dental Group, we are committed to providing our patients with the most advanced dental care at reasonable prices. Our three office locations are conveniently located in Eagle Rock, in the San Fernando Valley, and in Santa Clarita.