Tooth-Colored Restorations for Improved Smile Health and a Natural Look

Perhaps the most widely known dental procedure is a dental filling. In fact, most people grow up dreading the idea of needing a filling because that was what they were told they would need if they didn’t brush or floss their teeth as a child. While it is true that poor dental hygiene can cause you to need a filling, this dental procedure is nothing that you need to fear.

diagram of a tooth fillingEach tooth has an outer, protective layer called enamel. When we disregard regular brushing and flossing, or if we have a high-sugar diet, that enamel can become weak and wear down, ultimately exposing the inner layers of your tooth. In many cases, this exposure happens in small areas on a tooth’s surface, causing decay to build up and create a cavity.

Should you develop a cavity, Dr. Jorge de la Osa and his associate dentists can treat it with a dental filling. During a filling procedure, our team will carefully remove the damaged parts of your tooth to avoid further damage. Next, we will mold a filling material to fit the shape and size of your tooth. This filling resin will then be cured, or hardened, and polished.

At Sunshine Dental Group, we are proud to offer composite, or tooth-colored, dental fillings in El Monte, California. Composite fillings are made to look like your tooth’s natural color, so when your treatment is complete, it will blend right in. This particular type of filling is great for those who do not with to have silver, or amalgam, fillings in their smile. Many people consider silver fillings unsafe because they contain mercury. Because our team cares about your healthy and takes your preferences into consideration, we are happy to offer durable, composite dental fillings as an alternative.

To learn more, or to set up your appointment, we invite you to call or visit our office today.