Tooth-Colored Fillings in Valencia, CA
Dental fillings are the most commonly used option to restore the health and structure of teeth that have been damaged. Cavities cause holes in the teeth. The purpose of a filling is to close these spaces where saliva, food, and bacteria can enter the inner portion of the tooth. The office of Shore Shawn Javid, DDS provides our patients with high-quality tooth-colored fillings that look great and are healthier and stronger than their metal amalgam counterparts.
Also known as composite fillings, these restorations are made from a mixture of quartz or glass filler in a resin medium. They are designed to withstand regular chewing pressure and are resistant to fractures.
Silver fillings, on the other hand, have several disadvantages. They can wear down, break or leak. They can also cause discoloration when they leak. Tooth-colored fillings are bonded directly to the teeth giving a natural-looking, tight fit that adds to the strength of the tooth.
Placing composite fillings begins with the removal of existing fillings or decay. Once clean, a filling material that matches the tooth is applied. The filling is then hardened with a special dental curing light. Finally, it is shaped and polished to give a natural appearance.
If you are suffering from damage and would like to learn more about restorations including tooth-colored fillings, please call us and schedule an appointment.
Dr. Shawn JavidDDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery)
Dr. Shawn completed his undergraduate studies at California State University Northridge (CSUN) where he received a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in biological sciences.