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Cavity Fillings

Despite our best efforts, at some point people may need restoration for a tooth. Restorative dentistry corrects or fixes damaged or missing teeth. Cavity fillings is the least invasive teeth restoration technique. Fillings don’t have particular base material.

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Dental Fillings in Los Angeles

All fillings use a common pliable material that is used to fill in an area of the teeth that doesn’t have any structure, probably as a result of treatment from decayed teeth.

If you are missing a tooth or have extensive damage, Dr. Bijan Afar may suggest a form of dental restoration. Mid-Wilshire Dental Care offers many different dental restoration options, depending on your dental situation. At your consultation, Dr. Bijan Afar and the team will perform a thorough exam and go over all of your restoration options. Fillings are the most common type of tooth restoration. Fillings “fill” a dental cavity, chip, or crack to prevent further decay and infection. Fillings are made with different types of materials. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that covers your natural tooth, providing strength and protection.
Dental bridges create a literal bridge over missing teeth or gaps. Dental implants are used to replace a missing tooth. They consist of a titanium screw that is set in the jaw bone that has a dental crown on top, mimicking a natural tooth. Inlays and onlays restore the surfaces of the tooth and bonding can restore and reshape front teeth. No matter what your needs are, Dr. Bijan Afar can help. Give us a call today so we can go over all of your dental options and help you smile with confidence.

But how do you know if your tooth needs a filling?

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Some certain signs and symptoms show that you may need a tooth filling. If you experience any of the following, you should see your dentist:

    Pain when eating.
    Food particles get trapped inside or between teeth.
    Tooth sensitivity to cold, hot, or sweet foods and drinks.

At our practice, we will make you undergo a dental examination and radiograph to know if you need white fillings. Should the result turn out positive, we advise you to schedule an immediate appointment to keep away any infection that could destroy the nerves in your teeth. This implies that time is of the essence, and whatever needs to be done should be done as fast as possible.

What To Expect During a Cavity Filling...

Typically, cavity fillings at our dental office in Los Angeles are routine procedures with a very minimal amount of discomfort.
● Local anesthesic is used to make you comfortable.● Removal of all decay with drill or air abrasion (if small enough).● Composite material is packed into the cavity.● Filling is shaped to allow for normal chewing and biting.

“Dr. Afar has been my dentist for more than 5 years, and has always provided exceptional care. I've had a lot of restorations done to my mouth, including gum grafts and tooth implants, and he has done an amazingly thorough job which is almost always painless. He explains all the procedures he does very patiently and puts great care into his work, and he even provided me his personal phone number if I had any questions for later. Even in cases of emergency he's been able to squeeze in an appointment for me, and he goes above and beyond what the typical dentist would do. I am very thankful for the excellent care he has provided me over the years and I will continue to be his patient until he retires. Highly recommended!"

Rodolfo F.

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