8077 Florence Ave,
Downey, CA 90240
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Omid Barkhordar, DDS
Composite fillings match the color of your teeth and look completely natural. You can have metal fillings removed and replace them with composite feelings as most parents choose to do this for their children.
Advancements in Dental Treatment
How cavities have been treated over the years has drastically changed. Silver fillings were common, made up of mercury, cooper, silver and tin. Although they are called silver fillings, they are actually mostly made out of mercury, at 43 to 50%. The fillings resolve tooth decay problems but are left with unsightly, visible grey areas on your teeth.
Leading dentists, like Dr. Barkhordar, mostly use composite fillings rather than metal fillings. Since they are unnoticeable, they blend in perfectly with the natural tooth color. The ingredients of the composite is acrylic plastic, quartz fillers, and coloring agents that are made to bond with the teeth. A more aesthetic appearance rather than visit metal components is one of the advantages of composite fillings.
Benefits of Composite Fillings
The benefits to filling cavities with composite fillings include:
Improved Appearance– since the fillings are color-matched to your natural teeth, they make your smile brighter and are not noticeable when communicating.
Support– the materials that make up a composite filling effectively bond to your natural teeth and provide the best support.
VersatileUses– composites are versatile in a way where they can be used to fill cavities, restore chipped, broken, or worn teeth with a perfect color match.
A More, Natural Tooth Appearance Remains in Place– less of your tooth is removed when receiving composite fillings which preserves the strength of your tooth.
What to Expect When You Get Composite Fillings
Our professionals focus on patient comfort every step of the way. We place your composite fillings quickly, ensuring you are comfortable throughout the entire procedure. The process involved in filling a cavity with a composite filling include:
- Numbing the tooth and gum in the treatment area.
- Removal of the decay with a laser or traditional dental tool.
- Cleaning of the treated area to eliminate debris and any bacteria.
- A dental adhesive and the composite material placed in the prepared tooth.
- Bonding light applied to harden material.
- Your filling is complete.
- 1. You may feel some sensitivity, initially, to hold or cold temperature which is completely normal and resolves over a short duration of time.
Dr. Barkhordar takes the time to discuss with every patient what steps to take in order to avoid further dental problems, as he cares for all of his patients and their overall health. Maintaining dental health involves brushing twice daily with fluoride toothpaste and daily flossing. Making sure you are going for six-month checkups on a consistent basis is vital in maintaining good overall oral health.
Some people are much more prone to getting cavities. For these patients, Dr. Barkhordar may choose to apply a dental sealant over the teeth to avoid the accumulation of food and bacteria that can lead to further decay and more serious dental treatments. He stresses his patients to understand how to avoid developing cavities or other dental issues, and by following his advice carefully and consistently, you may have a lifetime of good oral and dental health with few, if any, painful cavities in the future.
Schedule Your Appointment at Our Downey Office
We at our Downey office understand that your teeth are an integral part of your overall health. Composite fillings are not only invisible, they are long-lasting and durable. We are looking forward to receiving your call to schedule an appointment, or you may use our handy online form.
His staff is super friendly and he’s downtown in a great local. I’m a very happy patient, and love my new dentist. I highly recommend him!
- D.E. Santa Barbara, CA
I can not say enough about See Me Smile Dental, Dr. Omid, and his staff. I hope you will consider them if you live or work in Gardena because they have proven to be one of the best dental offices I have ever been to!