White Dental Fillings

Tooth-Colored Fillings

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Even if you clean, brush and floss your teeth with care daily, you may still develop a cavity at some point. When this happens, you want natural tooth colored fillings that match your existing teeth and smile.

But this is not the only reason dental patients in Beverly Hills want natural, tooth colored fillings. The most popular fillings up until today have been silver amalgam (mercury-based) and these are now known to pose a health risk because of their mercury content.

Even though they are arguably safer than silver amalgam, old-school gold fillings are also not as popular today because, well, they are gold and natural teeth aren't gold. So they don't blend in very well.

Dr. Bruce Vafa, D.D.S. and his team at Smile Angels of Beverly Hills specialize in tooth colored fillings that perfectly match your existing teeth. Best of all, at Smile Angels, we use only 100 percent holistic, safe, non-toxic, no mercury fillings with no hazardous materials of any kind.

If you are seeking attractive, durable, safe tooth colored fillings that will perfectly match your natural tooth color, Smile Angels in Beverly Hills has you (and your smile) covered!

What Are Tooth Colored Fillings

According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research(NIDCR), dental caries, or cavities, represent the most frequent disease seen in children and adults of all ages today.

In other words, cavities happen. We've all experienced it - you are going along, brushing and flossing and visiting your dentist regularly for checkups - and all of a sudden, there it is...a cavity.

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Today, it is fast and easy to get your cavity treated and filled in Beverly Hills so you can get back to your regularly scheduled life.

Even better, today you have a choice between old-school mercury and silver amalgam or gold fillings and white dental fillings that will perfectly match your existing teeth.

[ See: Common Cause of Tooth Decay ]

What Is the Procedure 
Like to Get White Dental Fillings?

So what is it like to get white dental fillings in Beverly Hills? There are two procedures that may be used depending on your unique situation.

Direct dental fillings

Direct dental fillings are small fillings that can be completed in a single visit. Simple and quick, these single-visit fillings are incredibly durable, stain resistant and attractive.
After the decayed area is cleaned and sanitized, the treated area is lightly coated with resin. The direct dental filling is then placed so it can bond to the resin (which is also the part of the process that has given this procedure the nickname "bonded filling").
Hardening takes less than 60 seconds and then you are free to go! It truly is that easy.

Indirect dental fillings

Sometimes the dental decay is a little more invasive and affects more of the tooth. This can then require a larger filling to recreate the natural appearance of the tooth itself.
Usually, a process called indirect dental fillings is used to treat more invasive cavities. This is a two-step process.
After clearing away the decay, sanitizing and preparing the treatment area, Dr. Vafa will take a mold of your teeth. He will use this mold to shape and prepare a dental filling that is an exact match for your natural tooth. This typically takes less than one week to prepare.
As soon as the filling is ready, you can return for the placement. Once again, the treatment area is lightly coated with a thin layer of resin. The new filling adheres to this resin and dries instantly.
After this, Dr. Vafa will ensure your bite is just as it was before and then you are free to go!

Who Is a Candidate for Tooth Colored Fillings?

Tooth colored fillings are the safer, more natural, non-toxic alternative to traditional mercury-silver amalgam or gold fillings.

Any dental patient who has experienced dental caries is potentially a good candidate for these holistic and safe dental fillings.

How Much Does It Cost
 to Get Matching White Dental Fillings?

In Beverly Hills, the cost for receiving white dental fillings can vary somewhat depending on the size of the filling required.

The average out-of-pocket (cash) cost ranges from $200 to $500 per tooth. Often, dental insurance will cover part or all of the cost of white dental fillings.

What Are the Benefits
 of Holistic Tooth Colored Fillings?

Anytime foreign material is placed in the body, this can potentially cause a number of reactions. The body's immune system may not recognize the foreign material and may mount a defense against it, causing allergic reaction or worse.

The best way to avoid placing any more burden on the body's immune system is to choose bio-compatible dental fillings. The word "bio-compatible" means the material poses no harm to living natural body tissue.

One recent reviewof available research literature shows that natural white dental fillings and light tooth colored fillings are much safer to use than their traditional amalgam counterparts.

At Smile Angels in Beverly Hills, Dr. Vafa and his team use only holistic, bio-compatible, non-toxic, non-hazardous, mercury-free filling materials.

Side by Side: A Look at White Dental Fillings vs. Amalgam Mercury Fillings

It is normal and natural to be concerned about what is in the fillings that are placed inside your mouth.

So let's take a side-by-side look at the white dental fillings versus amalgam mercury fillings so you can make an informed choice.

Amalgam mercury fillings

  • The FDA statesthat amalgam fillings contain a 50/50 mixture of liquid mercury and alloy powder of silver, tin and copper.
  • The FDA states amalgam mercury fillings are not safe for children under the age of six.
  • The FDA states the neurotoxic properties of mercury vapor are unsafe for expectant mothers because of potential harm to the fetus (mercury can also leach into breast milk).
  • The FDA states that oral lesions, allergic reaction and other symptoms may arise for patients who are allergic to mercury, silver, copper or tin.
  • Countries outside the U.S.A (examples include Norway, Denmark and 26 other countries) have already banned use of mercuryin dental fillings for patients of all ages.

White dental fillings

  • The American Dental Association(ADA) states that tooth colored fillings are safe, durable and preferable for both health and cosmetic reasons.
  • The ADA states that white dental fillings can bond directly to teeth and so are often less time-consuming and invasive to place.]
  • The ADA Journalstates that patients prefer tooth colored fillings and a range of materials exist fo use in different locations in the mouth (based on amount of chew pressure that must be withstood).
  • The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research(NIDCR) states that tooth colored fillings are preferred by patients and that materials and procedures continue to advance, making this an ever-more popular option.

Will Insurance Cover White Dental Fillings?

In most cases, patients with dental insurance find that their policy will cover the cost of white dental fillings either in part or in full.

The best approach is to contact your insurer directly to inquire about your dental policy benefits and coverage.

Is There Financing for White Dental Fillings?

Not all dental patients carry dental insurance and some dental policies may not cover part or all of the cost of tooth colored fillings.

Our goal here at Smile Angels of Beverly Hills is to strive to ensure all dental patients are able to afford tooth colored fillings, the safe, holistic, natural alternative to traditional mercury silver amalgam dental fillings.

If you do not carry dental insurance or discover that your policy will not cover tooth colored fillings, Dr. Vafa and his team at Smile Angels of Beverly Hills have set up easy, fast financing options for you.

You can see for yourself the difference between traditional fillings and white dental filings on our "Before & After" page.Contact Smile Angels of Beverly Hills to scheduleyour initial consultation today!


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