Treating Cavities And Decay
Tooth fillings are the most common solution for treating cavities. The point of the filling is to seal and protect the exposed portion of your tooth and to fortify the healthy structure that remains. At our office, we utilize biocompatible composite resin to create tooth-colored fillings that treat cavities with greater discretion than traditional metal fillings. The tooth-colored restorations also provide several other benefits for your oral health, including more successful restoration of your tooth. When you come in for your checkup and cleaning, your dentist will assess the state of your teeth and should they find any decay, they will likely recommend this treatment.
Benefits Of Composite Fillings
Composite fillings match the color of your existing teeth, so they look completely natural. Unlike those made of metal, they won’t shine noticeably when you speak or smile, but rather blend in and remain virtually undetectable for life. Additionally, because composite resin fillings don’t contain any traces of metal, we can recommend them for a wider variety of patients, including those who have metal allergies or are especially sensitive due to pregnancy or other medical concerns. Their overall biocompatibility also results in the filling bonding more securely to your teeth, minimizing the risk of failure that could lead to more extensive treatments.
For added strength, we can also provide fiber-reinforced composite fillings. The fibers we use are made from long thin strands of glass fiber that can be adapted to reinforce cracked or otherwise damaged teeth. The combination of traditional fillings and these glass fibers provides an effective blend of strength and aesthetics.
Treat Your Cavity As Soon As Possible
Tooth-colored fillings allow you to treat your cavity and restore your tooth while maintaining your smile’s natural, healthy appearance. To ask any questions or to schedule an appointment, please call Ballard Neighborhood Dentist office in Seattle, WA, today at 206-789-2555. We also proudly serve the residents of Shoreline, Edmonds, Crown Hill, Loyal Heights, and all surrounding communities.