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Dental Fillings

The purpose of a dental filling is to restore the natural function and shape of your tooth that may be damaged due to decay. Dr. Franklin Green first examines your teeth at his dental office in Los Alamitos, California, and then rids your tooth of the decayed tooth material, sanitizes the affected area, and finally fills the cavity with a suitable dental filling made of a varied material such as porcelain, gold, tooth-colored composite resin or a multi-metal amalgam. So, when your cavity is closed, bacteria can’t enter, and the dental filling prevents any further decay of your tooth.

Early cavity treatment with fillings prevents further damage

Dr. Green, based on his significant experience as a specialist in cosmetic and implant dentistry, believes that everyone should treat a cavity at its earliest stages. Cavities treated early are easily treatable and will not lead to permanent loss of teeth.

Annual low-radiation digital radiographs can also help spot cavities in their initial stages, and help you avoid both expensive treatment and unnecessary stress. Such preventive steps also minimize the extent of invasive techniques that will be applied to restore your teeth.

 

Recognizing signs of a cavityYou may have a cavity in your teeth if you have the following symptoms:

  1. Your tooth is sensitive
  2. You have dark or white spots on your teeth
  3. Food often gets stuck between the teeth while eating
  4. Your teeth do not feel normal

Dental fillings are minimally invasive and effective

Dr. Green prefers to use minimally invasive techniques to handle tooth decay. His first choice is to fill your tooth with dental fillings that are composite and do not interfere with the shape and function of your natural teeth. Dr. Green may use sedation dentistry to anesthetize the area around the tooth that requires the filling to make you comfortable as he works on your decayed or damaged tooth enamel. The infected parts are cleaned and readied to receive permanent restorations in a color that matches your natural set of teeth.

To make the filling blend seamlessly with your tooth, Dr. Green carefully color matches your tooth with the filling material. This material is also shaped to match the contours of your natural set of teeth and is finally cured with a bright light.

So, if you think you have any of these signs of a possible cavity, please contact Dr. Franklin Green’s dental office at 562.594.6299 to schedule your dental appointment, and our skilled staff will explain everything about dental fillings.

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I am very pleased with the treatment performed by Dr. Green and staff. The procedure was painless and there were no follow up visits.

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So, if you think you have any of these signs of a possible cavity, please contact Dr. Franklin Green’s dental office at 562.594.6299 to schedule your dental appointment, and skilled staff will contact you.

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