Dental fillings have long been used to treat cavities and to protect the tooth from future decay. In the past, metal fillings were used to treat tooth decay, but sometimes the metal would react with certain substances and cause discomfort in the patient. They also tend to stand out and can detract attention away from your appearance. Our cosmetic dentist in West Hollywood prefers to use tooth colored dental fillings.
Your filling can be designed to match the exact color of the rest of your teeth. This is particularly beneficial when treating a tooth in the front of the mouth because no one will even know you have a restoration in your smile. Some people wrongly think that tooth colored fillings are weaker than metal fillings, but tooth colored fillings are just as durable as anything else.
Our expert in tooth colored fillings in West Hollywood designs each filling to be completely safe. Tooth colored fillings are made out of porcelain or composite resin, both of which react well with gum tissues. You do not have to worry about your filling breaking down and causing problems further down the line. Brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day is the best way to ensure a long lifespan for your filling.