When a tooth suffers from minor to moderate tooth decay or another type of damage, we may recommend a dental filling to repair the tooth. A filling is used to return the tooth to its optimal structure and health. At Dr. Sami Y. Nouhad’s office, we offer composite fillings. Also called tooth-colored or white fillings, composite fillings are made of a material known as composite resin. Our dentist is able to match the shade of the resin to your natural tooth color for an aesthetic restoration that blends in beautifully with your smile. We are proud to have an amalgam-free dental office; composite fillings are more natural looking than amalgam fillings and do not contain mercury, which may be harmful to your health. With a composite dental filling in Los Angeles, California, you can feel comfortable that you are receiving the highest possible level of dental care.
To place a filling, our dentist will first remove the decay from the tooth. After thoroughly sanitizing the tooth, we fill the tooth with composite resin. Dr. Sami Y. Nouhad carefully shapes the resin to fit the tooth and match the bite. We then harden the filling using a special light. This can be completed in just one visit to our office. To learn more about white fillings and their benefits, we welcome you to contact our dental office soon.