Dental Fillings

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Dental fillings are another form of restorative dentistry, intended to fill the gaps where your tooth may have chips, damage, or show signs of decay—also known as cavities. There are many reasons why a tooth may start to decay. In certain cases, some people may have medical conditions that can put them more at risk for tooth decay. Other factors may include diet, use of certain medications, as well as individual dental hygiene habits.

Take these preventative measures to avoid decay as much as possible:

  • Regular tooth brushing
  • Flossing twice a day
  • Decreasing sugar intake
  • Twice yearly dentist visits

Cavities can be easily identified during your check-up, either by dental probe or after an X-ray. If it is determined that you may need a filling, you can talk to Mark Weitzman D.D.S. to determine the best possible procedure. Many treatments can be completed quickly, in just one office visit.

Preparing You for the Filling Procedure

Modern dentistry has continuously improved not only the efficiency of the procedure, but also the materials used. As Dr. Weitzman is a master ceramist, he knows exactly how to make tooth replacement look and feel as natural as possible.

There are the types of materials used for fillings:

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Glass ionomer
  • Porcelain
  • Composite

Each of these materials has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Your decision will rely heavily on your personal aesthetic preferences are, how hard you bite, the cavities location, your budget, and several other factors. For example, while silver fillings may be the strongest and longest-lasting, composite fillings may have the most aesthetic appeal, as these can be matched to the color of your own teeth. Dr. Weitzman can discuss these issues with you and make a recommendation based on those factors.

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If cavities go untreated, it can cause irreparable damage to your gums, nerves, and you could even cause you to permanently lose your tooth. That is why you should come and visit our Ventura dentist. He can sit down with you and discuss the best care for keeping your filings healthy and long-lasting, preventing further dental work in the future.

Our dentist is here to help you maintain optimal dental health. Schedule an exam with Ventura County Center for Cosmetic Dentistry today and receive free teeth whitening!

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