At CCIND | Dr. Sid Solomon DDS | Cosmetic Dentist | TMJ Expert | Los Angeles, we want our patients to have the best possible oral health and the best possible smile. That is why we use the most advanced restorative material: white fillings, otherwise known as composite dental fillings in Los Angeles, California. White fillings used at our office are made of a durable all-ceramic, metal-free material that blends in seamlessly with the rest of the tooth. This material can also be used to repair worn teeth, replace chipped or missing teeth, close spaces between teeth, and repair stained teeth. Our dentist and team not only aim to restore the oral health of our patients, but also to enhance the natural beauty of their smile.
There has been much controversy regarding the mercury that is present in conventional silver fillings. The FDA has conducted many studies to determine whether mercury-containing fillings pose a risk to dental patients, especially children and pregnant women. Dr. Sid Solomon has been on the forefront of this debate and believe that composite fillings are a far better, safer and more durable solution that silver fillings which contain mercury. Dr. Solomon was interviewed by Channel 7 news recently regarding this matter.
Benefits of White Fillings
In addition to eliminating the potential health risks associated with silver fillings, white fillings are more beneficial to our patients for several reasons:
- Less drilling: White fillings require less removal of healthy tooth structure.
- Less sensitive to hot and cold: Silver fillings contain metal which conducts changes in temperature to the inside of the tooth, causing sensitivity. Since white fillings are metal-free, this sensitivity is eliminated.
- More natural appearance: Silver fillings turn black over time and can be obvious even in the back of the mouth, while white fillings look like your natural tooth. We want our patients to smile with confidence instead of feeling self-conscious about dark metal fillings.
Contact us today to make an appointment or to inquire about achieving a healthy, beautiful smile!
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