Aesthetic Metal-Free Bonding and Fillings are used to repair teeth that have been damaged by cracking, fractures, decay, and the like. Here in our Beverly Hills Cosmetic Dentistry offices, we use metal-free bonding and we apply it with a keen eye to enhancing the aesthetics of your smile.
There is a broad spectrum of filling materials available today, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Here at Rifkin Raanan, we believe firmly in using only the very safest and highest-quality bonding materials available.
When you come into our Beverly Hills offices for your consultation, Dr. Rifkin or Dr. Raanan will discuss with you the best options for restoring your teeth. Much like your natural teeth and other dental restorations, composite fillings are not totally permanent. They are quite durable, however, and with reasonable care, aesthetic metal-free fillings will last for many years, and will give you a long-lasting, beautiful smile.
There are several cases where aesthetic metal-free fillings can be indicated:
In order to fill a tooth, the damaged portion of the tooth must first be removed, then the resulting opening will be filled with composite filling material.
Aesthetic metal-free fillings can usually be placed in a single appointment. First, the tooth and adjacent gum will be anesthetized. While it is numb, Dr. Rifkin or Dr. Raanan will remove decay and shape the resulting opening as necessary.
The opening will then be carefully cleaned and prepared to receive the new filling. If the decay extended near the tooth’s nerve, a special medication will be applied to protect the nerve.
Finally, your tooth will be restored to its original shape and function through precise placement and shaping of the aesthetic metal-free bonding filling, which will then be polished and blended to match the original tooth.
When a composite filling is first placed, it is normal for the tooth to exhibit sensitivity to heat and cold, but these sensations will subside as your tooth becomes acclimated to the new filling.
When you receive a new aesthetic metal-free filling, Dr. Rifkin or Dr. Raanan will provide you with instructions for proper care of your new filling. Good eating habits, proper oral hygiene practices, and regular dental visits will aid in extending the life of your new filling.
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