Fillings in West Los Angeles
Our Dentists Care for Patients in West Los Angeles, Santa Monica & Beyond
Are you all too familiar with the pain associated with a cavity? Has it become hard to eat, or is that side of your mouth sensitive to hot or cold liquids or foods? If so, you may have a cavity that needs to be filled. Schedule an appointment with our dentists in West Los Angeles for an oral health exam and X-rays to determine which tooth, or teeth, is affected.
At Elegant Smile Dental, we know some people are nervous or anxious to visit the dentist and try to live with the discomfort. Unfortunately, this allows the issue to worsen and can make things more difficult to correct in the future. We take pride in providing a calming atmosphere, keeping you informed at every step, and offering conscious sedation if needed, so that you will be more willing to take care of problems as they arise.
For experienced fillings, call our dentists in West Los Angeles at (310) 707-1008 to book an appointment.
What Happens During a Filling?
Once your dentist has fully examined your teeth and has determined where the cavity is, the affected area will be anesthetized. The dentist will prep the tooth to be filled, and then implant the filling material. There are two general types of fillings: amalgam (gold or silver) or composite. Amalgam is the more common type of filling, and the less expensive. It is more durable and lasts longer. However, some patients reported having a metallic taste in their mouth after an amalgam filling.
Composite fillings are more expensive, take longer to put in, and generally do not last as long as amalgam fillings. Composite fillings, however, blend with the natural tooth better than amalgam fillings, and a composite filling can be implanted in a less healthy tooth than an amalgam filling requires. Our dentists in West Los Angeles can help you decided which type of filling material is the best choice for your situation.
Call Elegant Smile Dental at (310) 707-1008
When you are in pain every time you bite down, it’s time to get that cavity taken care of once and for all. Our West Los Angeles dentists have 36 years of combined experience taking care of patients like you. We are compassionate and will do our best to get your cavity filled with as little discomfort as possible. We offer 0% financing through CareCredit and accept many insurance plans.
Contact Elegant Smile Dental at (310) 707-1008 to put an end to your cavity pain.