If you have a partially damaged or decaying tooth or set of teeth, you will likely need dental fillings to restore your teeth to their proper shape and structure. Traditional dental restorations, or fillings, are made often of silver amalgam. Newer dental fillings include ceramic and plastic compounds that mimic the appearance of natural teeth. These compounds, often called composite resins, are placed to fill cracks and cavities, and repair damaged and decaying teeth. At Issaquah Dental Health, our dental professionals provide tooth-colored resin dental fillings to patients of all ages in Issaquah, WA and the surrounding region. Read on to learn more about dental fillings, and contact our office at (425) 953-9002 to schedule an appointment with our dental professionals today!
WHAT ARE DENTAL FILLINGS?
Dental fillings are small amounts of composite resin or other materials placed to repair a damaged or decayed tooth. With cavities, the decayed part of the tooth is first removed and then a dental filling is added to “fill” the area that was removed. Dental fillings can also be used to repair cracked, broken, or worn-down teeth. Several factors influence the performance, durability, longevity and expense of dental restorations, including:
• The components used in the filling material
• The amount of tooth structure remaining
• Where and how the filling is placed
• The chewing load that the tooth will have to bear
• The length and number of visits needed to prepare and adjust the restored tooth
Before treatment begins, we will discuss the options and help you choose the best option for your particular case. Issaquah Dental Health uses “tooth colored” composite fillings to restore teeth with cavities, chipping or notching, and to replace old amalgam “silver” fillings. We not only use composite fillings to correct cavities in newly damaged teeth, we can also replace your old amalgam fillings for a younger looking, healthier smile. The longevity of your restoration is approximately 10 to 15 years and in many cases much longer. Of course a healthy diet, regular checkups, brushing and flossing are a must. A composite filling is a safe, affordable and attractive solution.
COMPOSITE FILLINGS: AN ALL-WHITE COLOR FOR YOUR TEETH
Historically, several different materials have been used to create dental fillings. Gold, silver, and plastic fillings have all been used with varying degrees of success — however, here at Issaquah Dental Health, we use tooth-colored composite resin fillings, which have the advantage of matching the tooth’s natural color and being able to last a significant amount of time.
Fast and Pain-Free Dental Fillings at Issaquah Dental Health
The prospect of getting a dental filling may not be something you’re very excited. We understand. That’s why here at Issaquah Dental Health, our dental professionals are dedicated to giving our patients the best dental filling experience and finished results possible. Our dental fillings are made out of industry-leading composite resin that is highly-durable, tooth-colored, and virtually unnoticeable. And with one of the region’s top dental teams, we ensure a high standard of excellence and patient comfort throughout the dental filling process.
To learn more about dental fillings here at Issaquah Dental Health, contact our office (425) 953-9002 to schedule an appointment or consultation with us today!