Dental Fillings in Century City, Los Angeles, CA

Dental Fillings

Dental Fillings in Los Angeles, CA

Cavities, chipped teeth, and small fractures threaten your oral health and can lead to more serious dental concerns in the future. At Century City Dentistry in Century City, Los Angeles, CA, near Beverly Hills, experienced dentist Zarrin Golshani, DDS uses the most durable and aesthetically pleasing dental filling materials to restore damaged and decayed teeth. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about dental fillings.

What are dental fillings?

Dental fillings are restorations that treat cavities. A cavity is a form of tooth decay that starts as a small hole. Without treatment, cavities grow and destroy your natural tooth structure.

Removing decay is the fastest way to prevent it from spreading. Dental fillings fill in the holes that cavities leave behind to protect your tooth and restore its shape and size.

Why might I need a dental filling?

Dr. Zarrin may place a dental filling if you have a cavity. Certain types of fillings can also repair small chips and cracks in your teeth. These fillings may also be referred to as dental bonding. 

Most of the time people do not realize they have cavities or need fillings. Sometimes there are telltale signs you have a cavity:

  • Tooth sensitivity
  • A darkened tooth
  • Pain when chewing
  • Visible wear-and-tear
  • Holes in your teeth
  • Frequent toothaches

If you experience tooth pain, Dr. Zarrin can perform a comprehensive dental exam with x-rays to determine whether you have a cavity.

What is the dental fillings process like?

Tooth-colored fillings

Dr. Zarrin only offers tooth-colored fillings in her practice. Amalgam or silver fillings may leave teeth discolored and strained contributing to fracture lines in teeth. While tooth-colored fillings bond with the teeth and blend in with the natural color of your teeth.

After removing any decay, Dr. Zarrin prepares the tooth to receive a filling. She then applies the filling material in layers. She hardens the filling with a special curing light and repeats this process until the size and shape of your tooth are restored. 

Tooth-colored fillings can also repair chips and cracks also referred to as bonding.

After a dental evaluation, Dr. Zarrin can recommend the appropriate fillings for your teeth.

Call Century City Dentistry today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about dental fillings.