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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:
- Glass ionomer
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.
Schedule your first appointment today!
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!
“Smiling at the world”Dr Mark , Stephanie, Molly, Rebecca, and Gabby have given me my life back. It's been two weeks and I have had so many people tell me how happy I look. I cannot say enough about how comfortable Dr Mark and Team made me feel through a very difficult time. Proffesional and compassionate is how I would describe this group- Caroline Holland
“Excellent Dentist!”I recently went to Dr. Mark for a broken molar repair. Upon arrival I was impressed with the updated office and it's sterile feel. Dr. Mark took my impressions and decided what to do for the repair. The procedure was efficient, painless, and the tooth repair turned out absolutely perfect! Dr. Mark is a very nice guy and easy to talk to as well which makes the whole process even better! I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great dentist.- TJ Schau
“Best Dentist”“I feel so fortunate and blessed to have Dr. Weitzman as my dentist. He truly is one of a kind. When you are looking for an excellent dentist, you can't go wrong with choosing Dr. Weitzman. You will be ever grateful you did...”- Carey Ann
“Great guy, great dentist”Great guy, great dentist. Dr. Mark does a fabulous job and I would highly recommend him to anyone.- Chris Van Son
“Best Hygienist”Hi Mark, your hygienist is great. VERY good bedside manner; was sensitive to my sensitivities with regard to those hook things" she uses to scrape plaque. Let's get together over this implant issue. No hurry, and sooner the better, huh? Would you ask someone there to email me an estimate for the work still to be done, please. We're in our "slow" time, and Vic is asking that we pay some meager attention to budgeting, so...Thanks, and have a great vacation.- Ren Adam
“Friendly competent service.”Friendly staff. All were competent and made for a comfortable visit. X-rays and deep teeth cleaning was as painless as it could possibly be.- Mike Alesso
“Immediate Attention”Had a toothache.....Called and was seen on the same day. It happened to be his day off. But he brought me in. Office staff and Dr.Weitzman were very nice. Looking for a new dentist (mine retired) and we will be back. Thank you for getting me in.- Lisa F.
“Dr. Weitzman and his staff truly care about their patients”Dr. Weitzman and his staff truly care about their patients. They are genuine, caring, and show it in many ways. They will do anything to help take care of you.- Jennifer W.