LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Millions of people in the United States have dental fillings due to cavities or a high propensity for developing cavities due to genetics, diet, habits, and other factors. While in the past fillings were almost exclusively made of metal, new composite and porcelain materials have been proven to be more effective for dental applications. Dr. Haroun Rostami is a cosmetic dentist in Los Angeles who has provided metal-free dental treatments for countless patients who want a safer, more reliable, and more aesthetic alternative to metal fillings.
When most people think of dental fillings, they think of shiny metal on the back molars. But while metal amalgam fillings do serve their purpose as filling material, much research has been done regarding the potential toxicity of metal fillings, especially with regards to their mercury content. Arguments have been made on both sides as to whether metal amalgam fillings are safe or not, but some dentists are choosing to completely cut out the risk of these fillings by only offering porcelain and/or composite fillings. Not only do porcelain and composite fillings from Dr. Rostami look more aesthetically pleasing, but they also facilitate a number of functional benefits. Porcelain and resin composites are stronger than metal and often don't have the same temperature related issues that can occur when very hot or cold foods/liquids are in the mouth. The expanding and contracting tendencies of metal fillings have been known to cause teeth to crack in some cases, and these tendencies are not inherent in porcelain or composite fillings. While Dr. Rostami uses the porcelain and composite material for fillings, it is also used for veneers, crowns, and restoration of dental implants.
As a premier prosthodontist in Los Angeles, Dr. Rostami is the dental specialist of choice for individuals seeking everything from teeth whitening treatments to full mouth reconstruction. All patients are given an individualized treatment approach that takes individual dental history, treatment needs, and innate dental features into consideration. As with metal-free fillings, all of Dr. Rostami's treatments leave no room for error or complication.
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