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Elite Family Dentistry 4950 Barranca Pkwy, Suite 304 Irvine CA United States 92604

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RESTORATIONS

It’s great news that the incidence of tooth decay has significantly diminished over the years due to the use of fluorides and an increase in patient awareness. Through improved techniques and modern technology, we are now able to offer more options for restoring a tooth back to its normal shape, appearance and function.

Should your teeth ever require a restorative treatment, you can rest assured knowing we will always discuss with you the available options, and recommend what we believe to be the most comfortable and least invasive treatment. 

Reasons for restorative dentistry:

  • Enhance your smile.

  • Fill in unattractive spaces between teeth.

  • Improve or correct an improper bite.

  • Prevent the loss of a tooth.

  • Relieve dental pain.

  • Repair damaged and decayed teeth.

  • Replace missing teeth.

  • Replace old, unattractive dental treatments.

  • Restore normal eating and chewing.


Remember to give your teeth the attention they need today!

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AMALGAM FILLINGS

A silver amalgam filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a silver filling.

There are many types of filling materials available. Amalgam fillings, along with composite (tooth colored) fillings, are the most widely used today. An amalgam filling is more commonly used in the back teeth since the color is not as aesthetic as a composite filling and is cheaper.

As with most dental restorations, amalgam fillings are not permanent and may someday need replacement.

Reasons for amalgam fillings:

  • Cracked or broken teeth.

  • Decayed teeth.

  • Worn teeth.


What does getting an amalgam filling involve?

Amalgam fillings are usually placed in one appointment. While the tooth is numb, your dentist will remove decay as necessary. The space will then be thoroughly cleansed and carefully prepared before the new filling is placed. 


If the decay was near the nerve of the tooth, a special medication will be applied for added protection. The silver filling will then be precisely placed, shaped, and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape and function.

It is normal to experience sensitivity to hot and cold when amalgam fillings are first placed, however this will subside shortly after your tooth acclimates to the new filling.


 Good oral hygiene practices, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new fillings.

COMPOSITE FILLINGS

A composite (tooth colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling.

There are many types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. 

Composite fillings, along with silver amalgam fillings, are the most widely used today. 


Because composite fillings are tooth colored, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth, and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or the more visible areas of the teeth.

As with most dental restorations, composite fillings are not permanent and may someday have to be replaced.

Reasons for composite fillings:

  • Chipped teeth.

  • Closing space between two teeth.

  • Cracked or broken teeth.

  • Decayed teeth.

  • Worn teeth.


How are composite fillings placed?


Composite fillings are usually placed in one appointment. While the tooth is numb, your dentist will remove decay as necessary. 


The space will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared before the new filling is placed. If the decay was near the nerve of the tooth, a special medication will be applied for added protection. The composite filling will then be precisely placed, shaped, and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape and function.

It is normal to experience sensitivity to hot and cold when composite fillings are first placed, however this will subside shortly after your tooth acclimates to the new filling.

You will be given care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment. Good oral hygiene practices, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new fillings.

INLAY AND ONLAY RESTORATIONS

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IMPLANTS

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CROWN AND BRIDGES

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DENTURES

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ROOT CANAL THERAPY

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