Fillings

Fillings in Culver City

Patients that have had any dental work performed are likely familiar with dental fillings. Fillings are applied after dental procedures as well as when the tooth has been injured or suffered some kind of trauma. Toothopia professionals in Culver City use high quality materials to restore the health of teeth.

What Is A Dental Filling?

A filling is applied in the dental office to teeth that have been weakened or had material removed from them that compromises the structure of the tooth. They’re used to seal off exposed areas of teeth and prevent plaque and bacteria from entering them. If a filling isn’t applied, the teeth can suffer even more damage and may need to be removed to avoid further oral health issues.

What Filling Material Is Best?

Your dentist may discuss several different types of fillings with you – let’s look at some of the more common options for your teeth.

Amalgam

Fillings made of amalgam are very affordable and quite durable, however they have several drawbacks. They may be visible in teeth due to their silver color and they can release small amounts of mercury over time.

Composite Resin

Your dentist will apply a resin to teeth that matches their color, allowing them to blend the fillings in perfectly. Composite resin fillings are cost-effective and attractive, but they don’t last as long as other materials used for fillings.

Porcelain

Porcelain fillings have to be created by your dentist and customized so that they are able to fit into teeth with no problems. They’re resistant to staining and are customized to match the look of your teeth, making it a great option for individuals concerned about the aesthetic of their smile.

Gold

Our clinic provides gold fillings that are custom-made for each patient and are cemented to the affected tooth during treatment. They have the ability to last for several decades, making them one of the most expensive options for teeth.

If you’d like more information on the types of fillings available in our Toothopia office, contact us in Culver City to schedule an appointment with a dental professional. We have openings available throughout the week, so feel free to call at your convenience.

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