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Dental Fillings

dental fillingsMost children are told that if they eat too many sugary treats they are going to get a cavity, and chances are, most of us have gotten a cavity at one point in our lives and needed a dental filling. Fillings are a way to restore teeth that have been damaged by decay in order to restore its normal function and shape. In order to place a filling, our Beverly Hills dental fillings expert will need to remove the decayed part of the tooth, clean the affected area, and then fill in the cleaned cavity with a filling.

Additionally, the filling will prevent further decay from occurring within the tooth. Cavities are often detected when you are undergoing a routine dental checkup by our expert in dental fillings in Beverly Hills. If the dentist notices any abnormalities on the surface of a tooth, it will be examined more closely and possibly even x-rayed in order to determine the extent of the damage.

Dental Fillings Beverly Hills

There are different kinds of fillings available, and you will need to discuss with our Beverly Hills dental fillings expert about which one is best for you. The right material for you will be determined by the extent of the repair needed, whether you have allergies to certain materials, where in your mouth the filling is needed, and the overall cost. The different fillings you have to choose from include:

1) Gold
Gold fillings are well tolerated by gum tissue, and they can last for more than 20 years. Many dentists consider gold to be the best option, but it does tend to be the most expensive.

2) Amalgam (Silver)
These are relatively inexpensive, but they tend to be the most noticeable. Our expert in dental fillings in Beverly Hills usually saves them for restorations required in the back molars.

3) Composite Resins
These are designed to match the color of your natural teeth; however, they are prone to stains from coffee, tea, or wine.

4) Porcelain
These also match the color of your natural teeth, but they are more resistant to stains.

If you believe you have suffered from tooth decay, schedule a consultation with our dentist in Beverly Hills to determine the best treatment option for you.