Our Dentists Provide Fillings and Restorative Dentistry Procedures

Having a cavity not only causes physical pain but can also impact your entire body’s health. If you’ve been told that a cavity requires a filling procedure, a dentist can help! Healthy teeth and gums lead to good oral health, so having a dentist experienced in fillings is essential. At The Dental Health Group in Canoga Park, we pride ourselves on being the best restorative dentistry office in the area. We take your oral health seriously, and with that comes ensuring dental cavities, tooth decay, and infections in your gums are promptly and correctly addressed.

Understanding the Cavity-Filling Procedure

At The Dental Health Group in Canoga Park, our dentists believe that a mercury-free practice is the safest for our patients, staff, and the environment. While mercury fillings were common-practice in the past, thanks to new technology and scientific research, we now offer fillings that are not only exceptionally strong and protective for your teeth but are also available in various shades so they perfectly match the color of your tooth.

Remember Silver Fillings? Our Dentists Say No Thanks!

In the past, silver fillings were common and the only option available to people needing to have a cavity filled. But using silver for a filling procedure has many drawbacks. The main one is that over time, the edges of the filling become weak, and the patient must return to the dentist to have the filling repaired or replaced. Fortunately, old silver fillings can quickly and safely be replaced with modern, tooth-colored ones.

Why Use Tooth-Colored Restorations for Your Filling Procedure?

With tooth-colored restorations, the resin looks just like your natural teeth and is placed only where needed, so it’s healthier for your other teeth and gums. In addition, the resin used in tooth-colored fillings contains fluoride that helps keep your tooth healthy and prevent decay.

The result is a beautiful smile!

How Can I Replace Silver Fillings with Tooth-Colored Ones?

The filling procedure for exchanging silver fillings for tooth-colored ones is straightforward and requires only two appointments at our Canoga Park office.

Appointment #1:

  1. The silver filling and any accumulated decay are removed.
  2. A model is made of the tooth and sent to the lab along with the resin color choice.
  3. A temporary onlay (filling) is placed on the tooth.

Appointment #2:

  1. The temporary onlay (filling) is removed.
  2. A conditioning gel is used to prepare your tooth for the new resin onlay.
  3. A special dental-grade bonding cement and a high-intensity light bond the resin to the tooth.
  4. The dentist polishes the filling, giving your teeth a natural look and feel!

Contact The Dental Health Group Today

If you’re looking for a friendly, knowledgeable restorative dentistry practice in Canoga Park, CA, make an appointment with The Dental Health Group today. Please explore our website to learn more about our full menu of services and our new patient welcome message. We look forward to seeing you!

  • 7335 Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Canoga Park, CA 91303.

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