Patients in the area of Van Nuys, CA dealing with cavities need to visit their dentist as soon as possible to discuss the placement of fillings.
What are fillings?
Fillings are a dental treatment provided by Drs. Gohar Hovsepyan and Karen Baghdasaryan to address tooth decay. Tooth decay, or “cavities,” can affect the structure and health of a natural tooth. They may go deep into the tooth and later infect the dental pulp, requiring patients to undergo root canal therapy to maintain the natural tooth structure. Instead, patients can have their decay diagnosed early enough for intervention using dental fillings.
What type of filling is used at Viva Smile?
Drs. Gohar Hovsepyan and Karen Baghdasaryan do not provide silver amalgam fillings due to their mercury content and instead focus on providing safe, aesthetic alternatives. Patients who visit Viva Smile will have composite resin fillings placed to treat areas of decay.
Who is a candidate for a filling?
Fillings are suitable for anyone who has tooth decay within their smile that has not yet reached the dental pulp and resulted in further infection.
How is the filling procedure performed?
Once an area of decay is diagnosed and patients decide to move forward with treatment, the dentist will start the filling process. The decayed area is removed and disinfected before composite resin bonding is placed into the tooth. This material is almost like a white clay. It is hardened using a specialized light and then filed down and polished. Most patients will not even realize they have a filling because it blends in so well with their natural tooth enamel. Patients are educated on how to maintain their fillings so they last several years before replacement is necessary.
Schedule a visit!
Learn more about dental fillings by contacting the team of Viva Smile today. Drs. Gohar Hovsepyan and Karen Baghdasaryan provide tooth-colored fillings free from mercury for a safe, beautiful smile! Call (818) 909-0200 today to schedule a consultation appointment at their practice conveniently located at 15333 Sherman Way, Suite M in Van Nuys, California.