Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills, CA
What do you use to fill cavities?
The days of silver-mercury fillings are now nearly obsolete. Our practice uses no silver mercury and will be happy to assist you in replacing older, failing amalgam restorations. Today’s porcelain onlays and composite resins create fillings that not only look natural but also are stronger than materials of the past.
Composite Resins: Strengthen Your Smile
If you’re embarrassed about your smile because of decayed, disfigured or discolored teeth, you may be a good candidate for composite resins or cosmetic dentistry. A composite resin is mixture of microscopic ceramic and glass particles dispersed in a plastic resin that can be bonded to teeth. The material comes in a wide range of shades and can be molded and sculpted to create almost any shape or contour. The fact that the resin is bonded means a seal is formed to reduce the change of leakage, which is common with silver fillings.
Composite resins offer a non-invasive way to improve your smile, if you have any concerns about the appearance of your teeth, give us a call for an evaluation to see if bonding with composite resin will give you the smile you’ve always wanted, and the enhanced self-confidence that goes along with it.