Dental Fillings West Hollywood
Most people will experience a cavity at least once in their life. Yet, as common as they are, an unfilled cavity can quickly spread to other teeth, cause gum disease, and even lead to root rot and bone loss. Therefore, if you suspect that you may have a cavity, it’s always wise to consult a dental professional and have the cavity filled before the decay becomes more advanced.
At Me Dental Spa, our team of oral health specialists can identify, diagnose, and painlessly fill cavities in under an hour. We understand that fillings are often an anxiety-ridden experience and that’s why we strive to provide the utmost level of professionalism, matched with care and understanding. When you entrust us with your teeth, we care for you like family.
The Importance of Having a Cavity Filled
A cavity is a small hole in your tooth that is caused by tooth decay. If left untreated, cavities can grow larger and can eventually lead to serious oral health problems. Therefore, it’s important to have cavities diagnosed and treated. Not only will this prevent the cavity from growing, but it will also help to restore the strength and function of your tooth.
In some cases, a filling may be the only treatment necessary to restore your tooth. However, if the cavity is left untreated for too long, it may require more extensive treatment, such as a root canal or tooth extraction.
Types of Fillings
There are several types of fillings that can be used to treat cavities, including:
- Amalgam (silver) fillings: These are the most common type of filling and are made from a mixture of metals, including silver, tin, copper, and mercury. Amalgam fillings are strong and durable, making them ideal for cavities in the back teeth. However, they are also the most visible type of filling, so they may not be ideal for cavities in the front teeth.
- Composite (tooth-colored) fillings: These fillings are made from a mixture of plastic and glass and are designed to match the color of your natural teeth. Composite fillings are less visible than amalgam fillings, making them a good choice for cavities in the front teeth. However, they are not as durable as amalgam fillings and may need to be replaced more often.
- Glass ionomer fillings: These fillings are made from a mixture of glass and plastic and are designed to release fluoride, which can help to prevent cavities. Glass ionomer fillings are not as strong or durable as other types of fillings, so they are usually only used for cavities in the front teeth.
- Porcelain fillings: Also known as inlays or onlays, these fillings are made from porcelain and are designed to match the color of your natural teeth. Porcelain fillings are strong and durable, making them ideal for cavities in the back teeth. However, they are also the most expensive type of filling.
When you speak with a dental professional at Me Dental Spa, we can better advise you on which type of filling will best suit your needs.
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If you suspect that you may have a cavity, don’t wait to have it treated. Contact Me Dental Spa today and schedule an appointment.
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Me Dental Spa is an established and comprehensive dental practice serving the greater West Hollywood area. Dr. Denis Mustedanagic and his team of highly trained professionals provide a full range of dental services.