A filling can change your life: North Hollywood cosmetic dentist explains
When you flash a big smile, you typically show as many as twelve teeth in the upper arch. When you speak, laugh, or sing, others get at least a glimpse of nearly every tooth in your mouth. There was a time when silver-colored amalgam fillings shouted to the world that you had cavities. In more recent years, amalgam has not been used as extensively in anterior (front teeth). Yet even in back molars, this dark material shows through remaining tooth structure and spoils the look of your smile. North Hollywood cosmetic dentist, Dr. Fadi Edmond Elzayat, and his associate, Dr. Dan Beroukhim suggest a more appealing alternative.
The dentists at A-Dental Center place fillings made of composite resin material. This is basically a strong plastic blended with finely ground glass that reflects light in a manner similar to tooth enamel. The dentist chooses a shade of resin that matches your natural dentition beautifully, so that your filling is unnoticeable, even close up.
Composite resin is extremely tough and durable, so it is suitable for restoration of any tooth (including molars). Amalgam fillings are pressed into place, which requires removal of some healthy tooth structure. In addition, amalgam fillings act as a wedge each time you bite down, potentially causing teeth to fracture and leading to more dental work. Because a composite filling is bonded into the prepared tooth, it is more conservative and kind to dentition.
The far-reaching impact of a beautiful smile
When you are confident in your smile, you show it readily. That triggers:
- Improvement in your mood. Smiling releases “feel-good” endorphins that reduce stress.
- Contagious smiling in others.
- Good-will. A smile crosses language and cultural boundaries.
- A boost in your immune system.
- Toned facial appearance. Smiling uses up to 53 muscles.
- Success in business. Research shows that people who smile are more likely to get jobs and promotions.
- Dating appeal. In a recent study 69 percent felt that smiling made women more attractive than wearing makeup.
Plenty of cosmetic dentistry options
Tooth-colored fillings are just one of the ways the dentists at A-Dental Center can enhance your smile. Call (818) 593-0700 to schedule a consultation. They will be happy to design a smile makeover plan customized just for you, that may include teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, crowns, bridges, dental implants, or other treatments. Trust an A-Dental Center North Hollywood cosmetic dentist to improve your smile. It could change your life.