Minimally Invasive White Fillings

Michelle Eng, DDS prefers to take a minimalist, preventive approach to treating her patients’ oral health concerns — including small cavities. When diagnosed early, tooth decay can easily be managed with a small dental filling.

Advantages of Composite Dental Restorations

As a Laguna Niguel cosmetic dentist, Dr. Eng chooses to use durable composite (ceramic like) materials to restore areas of decay. Compared to silver fillings, these restorations offer benefits such as:

  • Less alteration and removal of healthy tooth enamel
  • Material that bonds directly with the tooth
  • Aesthetic color, which blends in with the smile
  • The ability to place a filling on any tooth in the mouth
  • Compliments the strength of the bite

Don’t Ignore Cavities, Even if No Pain is Involved

Active tooth decay doesn’t necessarily cause pain. While some people do experience sensitivity, most people will not notice obvious symptoms until the cavity is large or has affected the nerve. At this point, more complex treatment such as a root canal or a crown are necessary.

It’s better for your tooth to remove the early cavity and repair it with a small dental filing, than to allow a larger area to become damaged by the bacterial infection.

How do I Know if I Have a Cavity?

Let us know if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Problems with food catching between specific teeth
  • A rough edge that you can feel with your tongue
  • Persistent irritation or odor coming from a tooth
  • Sensitivity to certain foods or temperatures, such as sweet or hot drinks
  • Something feeling “off” during the day, even if you can’t quite point it out

If you have any questions about getting dental fillings in Laguna Niguel, or want to replace your old amalgam (mercury) restorations with white ones, call our office to schedule. After a short exam and X-ray, we can let you know what the best course of action should be!

Nervous? We Have Something for That Too

Ask about our safe and comfortable sedation options to help you relax throughout your smile makeover or other dental work. We’re here to help you feel comfortable! Flexible financing plans are available. Contact Michelle Eng, DDS in Aliso Viejo to schedule your smile makeover consultation.


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