Restoring teeth to a natural look and feel with fillings
When cavities and decay cause a tooth to lose structure, dental fillings are used to fill and restore the structure and function of the tooth. When getting your teeth filled, the dentist first removes the decayed material from your teeth. He or she then cleans the affected area, filling the cleaned out cavity with materials such as gold, porcelain, or amalgam. There is no one type of filling that is best for everyone. What’s right for you depends on the degree of the repair needed, your allergenic reactions to certain materials, and where the procedure is needed.
Whether Dr. Ash or his dental hygienists have found a new dental cavity during thorough, routine dental cleanings and examinations, or whether you have old ones that you need or want to have replaced, Studio Dental Care is proud to make use of the latest and safest materials. Not only that, but we also put priority in making available techniques for healthy, mercury-free fillings that retain their natural look for years.
Concern about mercury in older fillings is a reason to replace them urgently, and Dr. Ash offers ones that are mercury-free and discretely white in color (composite) that are far safer and more reliable than silver fillings since there is no harmful metal and they consist of durable biologically compatible synthetic resins.
Modern dental technology helps to keep your smile healthy!
In addition to regular fillings, inlays and onlays are also available from Studio Dental Care. Inlays and onlays restore and reconstruct decayed or damaged rear teeth, and, like composite fillings, they are custom-made of synthetic resins that exactly match the color and appearance of each patient’s natural teeth. Dr. Alexander Ash recommends inlays and onlays as an alternative to crowns or bridges for rear teeth as well as in situations where damage or decay have not progressed to the point that a crown or bridge is necessary.
Call Studio Dental Care–a leading dental group located in Studio City–to set up a free initial consultation and begin the process of having healthy oral hygiene!