Are you one of those people who cannot stand to look in the mirror because of your smile? If the answer is yes, it is time to schedule an appointment with your Dentist in Pasadena who can literally turn your frown upside down with simple dental restorations whether you want to whiten your yellow teeth, fix that chipped front tooth, or fill in that gap that you have had since you were a teenager.

Dental restorations are more affordable than you think, and when you make an appointment with Dr. Paul Shinto and his team, you can be assured that your dental restorations will look better than you could have ever imagined.

Those old silver amalgam fillings that you have had for over a decade can be replaced with tooth colored fillings that are much stronger than they used to be. Dr. Paul Shinto, Dr. Bert K. Funatsu, Dar. Daniel j. Iannotti and Dr. J. Michael Jann have the expertise to remove your old fillings giving you back the smile that you thought was lost forever.

Although the American Dental Association has deemed silver amalgam fillings safe, they could be hiding tooth decay. Fillings that are cracked or leaking could be harboring cavities that need to be fixed as quickly as possible.

Today there are several choices available when it comes to dental materials including composite fillings, glass ionomers, and porcelain.

Composite fillings are durable and resistant to fracture if you require small or midsized restorations. Your Pasadena Dentist will not have to remove as much of the tooth structure using composite fillings and recommends this type of material if you have a cavity in the front of the tooth as the filling can be matched to your natural tooth color.

Glass ionomers are made from glass powers and acrylic acids and can help prevent further tooth decay as they contain small amounts of fluoride. These types of fillings are used for smaller fillings that do not need to withstand chewing pressure. Glass ionomers are normally used between teeth and on teeth that are non-load bearing.

Ceramic or porcelain fillings are used for onlays, inlays, aesthetic veneers, and crowns. All porcelain restorations will mimic the natural color of your tooth and are very resistant to wear. However, these types of restorations can fracture if placed on teeth that are under tension.

If you would like more information regarding dental restorations, schedule an appointment with your Cosmetic Dentist in Pasadena who can advise you on the best procedures for your particular situation. 

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