- Natural-Looking White Composite Fillings
- No More Metal Amalgam Fillings
- Eliminate Cavities
- Gently Relieve Your Toothache for Good!
- Affordable Pricing
Why OC Dental Center?
OC Dental Center uses a special white composite filling to eliminate cavities, instead of amalgam filling. We stopped using amalgam filling almost a decade ago because of its high mercury content. Amalgam fillings are about 50% mercury and we didn't want our patients exposed to it any longer.
What Is a White Composite Filling?
White composite fillings are a mixture of plastic and glass and are a safe and effective alternative to amalgam fillings. What's also great about composite fillings is that they are white like tooth enamel so they look much better than the metal appearance that amalgam fillings give.
Does Cavity Filling Hurt?
A dental or tooth cavity is basically tooth decay that has eaten away at the enamel of the tooth. If the cavity hasn't reached your tooth's roots, the whole procedure should have no pain. If the cavity is more severe and is already causing a toothache or sensitivity, don't worry! We will use sedation and quickly remove the tooth decay and fill up the cavity with our white composite filling in record time.
How Do I Know When I Need a Tooth Filling?
A common place for cavities is in the back molars. You will usually see some heavier discoloration in the top middle section of the crown of your tooth. This can be a sign of tooth decay that has turned into a cavity. If there is pain or sensitivity, we recommend coming in to our dental office so we can assess the situation quickly and stop any problem from happening further.
How Do I Prevent Cavities?
We also say that best solution to teeth problems is prevention. Most dental problems occur from either not brushing and flossing regularly, or from not getting bi-annual teeth cleanings and checkups. Many dental issues come from letting tooth decay go on unnoticed too long. Any potential problems that could arise in your mouth can more than likely be prevented with very small dental procedures.
What Is the Cavity Filling Process Like?
Our team of dentists have been helping give the community healthy smiles for over 20 years. You are in the best hands. We have done countless cavity fillings so we are quick, thorough, and gentle.
Sedation - If your cavity is severe, we may decide on numbing the areas around your tooth and gums.
Gently Remove Cavity - We file away at your tooth decay until a nice healthy space is left over.
Filling - Then we fill in your tooth's cavity with our white composite filling.
Stop Cavities in Their Tracks and Drive to the Best Place to Get Composite Cavity Fillings in Santa Ana! Schedule an Appointment at our Contact Page or call (714) 966-9000