What is a filling?
Has your tooth been cracked or damaged? Have habits like nail-biting or teeth grinding taken their toll, or has a cavity formed? If so, Dr. Hart may recommend a dental filling. A filling is one of the most common types of restoration. If our dentist decides a filling is right for you, he will begin by removing the parts of the tooth that have been decayed or damaged, and then will fill the tooth one layer at a time. Our dentist may use a specialized light to harden each layer. After the tooth has been filled, Dr. Hart will shape the filling to blend it with your smile.
What will my tooth be filled with?
While there are varying types of fillings, at Dental Center of Simi Valley we are pleased to offer composite, or white, fillings. White fillings are made from a combination of plastic and fine glass specifically designed to improve the appearance of your smile. The primary benefit of white fillings is the fact that their shade and color can be adjusted to match your natural teeth.
If you have any questions about dental fillings in Simi Valley, California, we invite you to contact our office today. We look forward to giving you the healthy smile you deserve.