Sherman Oaks Tooth Fillings

14652 Ventura Blvd #200 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

At Baig Dental in Sherman Oaks, CA, our team is dedicated to protecting the health of your teeth and providing the best patient care. 

Tooth fillings are one of the quickest and most convenient methods to address and correct cavities and tooth decay. For Sherman Oaks tooth fillings, Dr. Jaami Baig, DDS, and Dr. Shaan Baig, DDS at Baig Dental use tooth fillings to preserve teeth and improve your smile. Call our office or book an appointment online. 

What are tooth fillings?

Tooth fillings are a restorative tooth procedure that prolong the health of your teeth by repairing decaying enamel. Various materials are used, including porcelain, gold, and composite resin, and help restore your teeth to near-original condition. 

Who can benefit from tooth fillings?   

Our team at Baig Dental, one of the best Sherman Oaks tooth fillings destinations, use fillings to treat mild to moderate tooth decay. 

Because tooth decay doesn’t always show immediate symptoms, it is important to visit your provider twice a year for routine exams and cleaning. Symptoms of tooth decay include: 

  • Increased sensitivity (especially with hot or cold food or drinks)
  • Visible holes in your teeth
  • Visible staining on your teeth
  • Persistent toothaches

If you suspect you have a cavity, contact our office right away. If you wait too long for treatment, the tooth decay may get worse, and then necessitate a more invasive procedure such as a root canal or even tooth extraction. 

What do tooth fillings involve?

Getting a filling is a relatively short procedure, and most tooth fillings are completed in less than 30 minutes. At the beginning of your appointment, our team will conduct an oral exam, review your dental history, and ask about your symptoms. They will also take x-rays of your teeth to determine the extent of the decay. 

After the assessment and x-rays, your provider will administer local anesthesia. Once the anesthesia takes effect, your provider will remove the decaying part of your tooth and fill the hole with composite resin material. The resin is then cured and hardened by aiming a special light on it. 

If you want a gold or porcelain filling, you will need two separate appointments. The initial process is the same, but instead of filling your tooth the same day, your provider will take impressions of the hole and send the specifications to the lab, who will then construct your filling. The tooth filling will be placed during the second appointment. 

How long do tooth fillings last?

Depending on the materials used, tooth fillings will usually last anywhere between 5 – 20 years. Practice good dental hygiene to keep your filling in prime condition. 

Our team at Baig Dental recommends brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing regularly, and making an appointment every six months for a professional cleaning and oral exam. 

What is recovery like after a getting a tooth filled?

After the anesthesia wears off, you may experience mild swelling and discomfort that should subside within 24 hours.

Ways to limit discomfort include:

  • Brushing and flossing gentler than usual
  • Avoiding spicy or acidic foods
  • Using a toothpaste for sensitive teeth
  • Taking over-the-counter pain medication

Contact our office today!

If you suspect you have tooth decay, call our office or book an appointment online today. 

Why Choose Baig Dental in Sherman Oak, CA?

Whether you’re looking for cosmetic dentistry, dental procedures, or someone you can rely on in an emergency, Baig Dental has skilled professionals for the job. Our goal is to give you everything you’ll need, from implants to cosmetics, to make the oral care process as stress-free as possible.

Our team uses evidence-based science as the basis for all our procedures, and we offer numerous ways to detect and address oral health concerns before they stem into a serious problem. As your preferred Sherman Oaks Dentist, if you need us for any reason, call Baig Dental today and let us help your smile!