What are composite fillings?
Despite your efforts to keep teeth clean and healthy, sometimes cavities are unavoidable. Luckily, Dr. Bill Dorfman offers white composite fillings in Century City!
A composite filling is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore teeth that have been damaged by tooth decay. Composites are also used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the color of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth.
Direct Versus Inderect Dental Fillings
Direct restorations are for small fillings and can be placed in a single appointment. Indirect restorations are for larger fillings or to replace more tooth structure and require two appointments.
During your first indirect filling appointment, Dr. Dorfman will shape the tooth, take impressions and send them to a dental laboratory while you wear a temporary. You can promptly return for the permanent fillings in about 1 week.
For a direct or indirect dental filling, Dr. Dorfman will administer a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort. He will remove the decayed portion of the tooth, clean the surrounding area, and then fill the cavity.
The Advantages of Tooth-Coloured Fillings
Why choose tooth-colored fillings over other dental treatments?
- Attractive: Tooth-colored fillings portray a convincingly natural look. They’ll fit right in with your real pearly whites.
- Healthy: White fillings are composed of a highly biocompatible material.
- Low Risk: There is a low risk of side effects associated with white fillings. Chances are, you won’t experience an allergic reaction or metal sensitivity.
Maintaining your white fillings
You should care strictly for your dental fillings and your natural teeth. Continue to brush and floss regularly. Keep regular exams and cleanings with Dr. Dorfman.
When you treat your white fillings well, they will maintain an attractive appearance and boost your overall health for years.
If you need dental fillings, or you haven’t had an exam in 6 months, give us a call right away. We are eager to give you a great dental experience at Century City Aesthetic Dentistry.
What Our Patients Say
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