Century City Mercury Free Dentist - Composite Fillings
A healthy mouth is extremely important to your overall physical well-being, and a beautiful smile does wonders for your confidence. Today more than ever, it is possible to have teeth restored and maintained while looking completely natural. Composite fillings and bonding make that possible for our Los Angeles dental patients. Composites are a tooth-colored resin used to restore decayed teeth and to make cosmetic improvements to the smile.
Renowned LA dentist Dr. Richard Silvera has over 40 years of experience performing composite work. He loves being able to offer this option to his patients because it lets the teeth be functional and look truly natural.
As the new standard in dental fillings, composite fillings are tooth-colored fillings made from composite resin material. Many people choose composite fillings over older traditional fillings because they are significantly less noticeable in the mouth and do not have the same allergy risk as traditional fillings.
A primary advantage of composite fillings is that they look very natural. Dr. Silvera can blend shades to arrive at a color that closely resembles your natural tooth. Also, composite fillings securely bond to the tooth, providing support to the remaining tooth structure. Not only does this prevent damage to the tooth, but it also acts as an insulator from extreme temperature exposures.
Composite bonding is a minimally invasive cosmetic dental procedure that also uses composite resin material. In this case, it is used to repair discoloration, fractures, and chips in the teeth. A veneer is a stronger alternative to composite bonding, but they require a lab to be made and a larger amount of tooth enamel to be filed away.
Dental repairs using composite bonding can usually be accomplished in one dental appointment and require minimal removal of the healthy tooth. This means the procedure is typically painless, does not require the use of anesthetic, and is a more affordable option in cosmetic dentistry.
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At the Century City dental office of Richard Silvera DDS, we strive to help our patients look and feel good through quality dental care and treatments they know will stand the test of time. All of our work is done with care. If you think composite fillings or composite bonding might be the option you are looking for, give us a call today to set up your appointment.