Restoring Your Smile With A Filling

Image of three teeth with different levels of fillings on white background.Cavities are no joke, and if left unattended, they can have some serious effects on your oral health. Fortunately, if they are spotted early on and taken care of in a timely manner, your smile can be restored and appear as good as new! While you may be practicing consistent routine care at home as well as following up with your dentist for regular check-ups and examinations, cavities can still form, and it is crucial you come in to learn about your restorative dental options sooner rather than later. At Woodland Hills Dental Arts in Woodland Hills, California, our team can help you achieve the smile you deserve while ensuring its health with a natural-looking composite or dental ceramic filling.

The Dangers of Oral Bacteria

While you may be taking care of your smile consistently, the truth of the matter is that cavities can still form due to a myriad of reasons, including diet, frequency of brushing and flossing, and so on. Cavities are essentially holes that form in or on your tooth due to harmful oral bacteria that eats away at the affected area. If they are not properly taken care of, the bacteria can spread, causing the hole to get bigger and bigger, and thus allowing even more room for threats to your health. This can result in acquiring diseases such as gum disease, tooth decay, and ultimately even permanent tooth loss. For these reasons, it is crucial you stay on top of your smile’s health with routine preventive exams and cleanings.

Custom Dental Fillings for a Seamless Smile

When a cavity is spotted, the next step will be to set up an appointment to have the affected tooth cleaned and filled. During the process, the dentist will first clean your teeth to ensure that the initial bacteria is removed from the affected area in order to prevent any reinfection from occurring after the filling is placed. Next, the dentist will utilize a tooth-colored composite resin or ceramic to fill in the hole. The composite is then shaped to mimic the natural texture of your tooth and hardened. Not only does this process produce a natural-looking finish, but the material used also produces a tightly-bonded and more secure result that helps to prevent further infection or reinfection from occurring. If you would like to hear more about how we can help take care of your cavities, reach out to us to learn about your options.

Schedule Your Restorative Dental Procedure Today

Don’t let cavities ruin your smile, and at Woodland Hills Dental Art in Woodland Hills, California, we want to ensure your smile is taken care of and at its peak health. To schedule an appointment with our office or to learn more about our restorative dental options, contact us today at (818) 347-5124.