Composite Filling


 


When treating a cavity, Dr. Danny Shiri will remove the decayed portion of your tooth and fill it with composite material. This procedure is called a filling. There are multiple options for the material to be used in the filling, the most common of which are composite fillings and amalgam fillings.

A composite filling is also known as a tooth-colored filling since the material used in the filling can be closely matched to the color of your teeth. Composite fillings provide good durability for small to medium cavities, and the procedure typically involves removing less of a tooth structure than the typical amalagam fill. They are also particularly well suited for treating front or highly visible teeth because of their natural look.

What can a composite filling be used for?

  • A decayed tooth (i.e. cavity)
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Decreasing the gap between teeth

 

How it’s done

After Dr. Shiri numbs the area where the filling is to be placed, he will remove any decayed portions. A substance is then applied to help open up the pores of your teeth for a stronger bond and hardened and cured with a special light. Once this is complete, the filling is applied in thin layers to slowly form the complete filling. After the composite has hardened, the filling will be smoothened and polished to be comfortable and fit your bite.

Location
Danny Shiri, DDS
6310 San Vincente Blvd, Ste 295
Carthay Circle

Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: 323-935-9102
Office Hours

Get in touch

323-935-9102