An Attractive Alternative to Metal Fillings
Traditionally, dental amalgam (“silver”) was the material of choice for treating teeth with cavities – in fact, older patients likely still have a few in their smiles. At Bellevue Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we’re happy to now offer a much-improved alternative in the form of tooth-colored composite resin. In addition to their clear aesthetic value, tooth-colored fillings are reliable, safe, and long-lasting. Please contact us if you have questions about our restorative services or if you’re ready to schedule a first appointment here in Bellevue, WA.
The Tooth-Colored Fillings Process
In virtually all cases, Dr. Preet can place a tooth-colored filling over the course of just one appointment. After determining the best shade of composite resin for your unique smile, she will prepare the tooth by removing any decayed portions and then apply the material directly to the surface. After sculpting the composite resin into a pleasing and lifelike shape, a curing light will harden it securely in place.
What are the Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings?
- Like the name implies, tooth-colored fillings are very aesthetically pleasing and will practically disappear right into your smile. It will be like the cavity never even happened.
- Because tooth-colored fillings don’t contain any metal, they aren’t overly sensitive to changes in temperature. Patients can look forward to improved oral comfort on a regular basis.
- As long as they are cared for properly with diligent oral hygiene and six-month checkups here in Bellevue, tooth-colored fillings should be able to thrive for many years.