Dental Fillings in Temple City
A tooth damaged by decay will be restored to its normal shape and function with a dental filling. If you have a tooth in need of a filling, Dr. Sunjay Lad and Dr. Chiman Lad will remove the decay, clean the affected area, then fill the cleaned area with a filling substance. When the filling is in place, any further decay is inhibited by sealing off cracks or spaces where bacteria can grow and weaken your tooth. Come in for a general check-up every six months and our doctors will determine if there are any diseased teeth and help you with options for correcting the problem. Call (626) 287-4094 for an appointment if you suspect any tooth decay. We are located in Temple City.
24 Hours a Day
“I had bad teeth and they were causing nerve and tooth pain. One night I decided I could not stand it any longer. I looked on the internet and found Dr. Sunjay Lad whose team answers 24 hours a day for urgent care. Well, I called that night and got an appointment for the next day. I was impressed. I was further impressed when I got to the office the next day for my appointment and received a very high quality of service and dedicated care from Dr. Sunjay Lad and all his wonderful staff. I will stay with Lad Family Dentistry. I am very satisfied.”
Fillings Are Made Tough… Like Your Teeth
There are many choices when it comes to filling material. Some of those include: gold, silver (amalgam), composite and porcelain. Here at Lad Family Dentistry, we do not provide amalgam fillings. Modern porcelain and composite fillings have replaced the need for silver (amalgam) fillings, and we feel they offer the best quality care for our patients. Our doctors will work with you to determine the best material for your optimal oral health, depending on the extent of the repair, cost and where the filling is needed. If your decay or fracture had damaged a large portion of your tooth, a cap or crown might be your best option. Decay that has compromised your root may need root canal treatment. Don’t wait until it is too late; call Lad Family Dentistry in Temple City for any Dental Fillings. (626) 287-4094
What Causes Tooth Decay?
Bacteria and food cause tooth decay. A sticky, clear substance called plaque forms on your teeth and gums. Plaque contains the bacteria that feed on the sugars in the food you eat. As these bacteria grow, they make acid. This acid attacks the enamel of your teeth for 20 minutes or more after you eat. If it is not removed, this acid will destroy your tooth enamel and cause tooth decay and possible infection. Brushing and flossing your teeth and rinsing your mouth with water will help to deter the decaying process.
Amalgam or Porcelain Dental Fillings?
The main decision when undergoing dental filling treatment will be to decide what filling material will be right for you. There are two main choices white (composite) or silver (metal or amalgam). Amalgam is comprised of a mixture of copper, silver, tin and mercury. Amalgam fillings are held in place by the shape of the cavity and have a 100 year history of use. These have a tendency to tarnish and crack after several years. Composite fillings have a 40 year history and are comprised of a plastic resin that is initially soft but is cured with a light that strengthens the bond. They are just as strong and durable as amalgam fillings, and at Lad Family Dentistry we believe composite fillings offer the best quality restorations for our patients. If you are looking for a great dentist and help with tooth decay in Temple City, call (626) 287-4094.
Five Times As Common As Asthma… Tooth Decay
…and seven times as common as hay fever? Tooth Decay in children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 42% of children ages 2 to 11 have had cavities in baby teeth; 21% of those ages 6 to 11 have had cavities in permanent teeth. Early childhood tooth decay is a serious problem that can cause severe pain, infection and tooth extraction even in smaller children. Prevention is a much better option than restoring and replacing teeth with dental bridges, implants or dentures. You can trust and have confidence that Lad Family Dentistry will help give you great quality dental care to prevent unnecessary tooth decay. If you live anywhere near Temple City, call today for your next appointment. (626) 287-4094
Click Away Tooth Decay in Temple City
Please contact us to learn more about all the services we offer in including dental fillings to treat tooth decay. Your dental care professionals at Lad Family Dentistry are happy to schedule an appointment for you or simply provide answers to any questions you may have, call (626) 287-4094.