Southern California including Los Angeles, Santa Clarita, Beverly Hills, Valencia and Hollywood, California
Tooth Colored Fillings
Tooth Colored Fillings are wonderful options if you are having cavities filled or if you would like to replace your older, unsightly metal fillings. Valencia Dentist, Dr. Goodrick at A Unique Dental Experience® chooses to provide all his patients with non-metal dental restorations so that their smiles look as good as possible.
Cavities can result from a number of different things. A cavity is formed from the tooth being demineralized by bacteria formed on the surface of the tooth. For instance, if you eat a lot of sweet foods, bacteria develops on the surface of the tooth, the bacteria creates an acid that breaks down the tissue the tooth is made of.
Cavities can also be caused by small amounts of food being left between teeth. These small pieces of food will develop bacteria around them, which develop acid that is destructive to the tooth material.
In order to restore the tooth, a dentist must rid the tooth of the decayed cavity material and fill the hole in the tooth with a filling. In the past, metal fillings were used. Unfortunately, metal fillings do not bond to the tooth, and they actually weaken the tooth’s integrity.
Dentist, Dr. Goodrick uses white porcelain fillings, or porcelain inlays and onlays, in order to fill cavities in your teeth. A white porcelain filling is placed in a cavity to restore the look and function of the tooth.
white porcelain fillings take a couple visits to Dr. Goodrick’s dentist office, but the result is far superior to older, metal fillings. For the white porcelain filling to be placed, the decayed cavity material is removed from the tooth, and an impression is made of the cavity.
This impression is then sent to a dental lab where the white porcelain filling is constructed to fill your unique cavity. While the white porcelain filling is being created, you will be fitted with a temporary filling.
After the white porcelain filling has been returned from the dental lab, Dr. Goodrick will invite you back to his office so that he can remove the temporary filling and fill your cavity with the permanent white porcelain filling.
After the temporary filling has been removed, a bonding agent is applied to the cavity, and the white porcelain filling is placed in the cavity. Then, Dr. Goodrick will use a special high-intensity light to harden the bonding agent and permanently affix the white porcelain filling to your tooth.
Learn more about Porcelain Fillings vs. Metal Fillings.
The result is a much more esthetic dental restoration that will last for many years and strengthen your tooth.
If you need tooth colored fillings, or wish to replace your old metal fillings for white, contact our Valencia, California Dentist today to schedule a FREE dentistry consultation. Serving patients in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Valencia, and Hollywood, California.
Dell Ariel Goodrick, DDS, FAGD
By appointment, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8:30am - 5pm
and Wednesday 8am - 2pm
Santa Clarita, CA 91321