What Are tooth-colored fillings?
Cavities, one of the most common dental problems, occur when bacteria attack your enamel. Previously, dentists filled dental cavities with an amalgam material, a combination of metals, such as silver or mercury. We now know that amalgam fillings don't bond very well with the enamel, and the mercury is hazardous to your health. At Dental@888 in Seattle, WA, Dr. Hal Kussick offers tooth-colored fillings made of a composite resin to fill cavities and protect the tooth. Dr. Kussick can also take out old metal fillings and replace them with tooth-colored ones for a safer and better-looking cavity treatment.
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"Been going here for 3+ years now, the staff and Dr Kussick are very friendly and knowledgeable. I feel confident about their advice. Would definitely recommend."- M.S. / Google / Jun 23, 2021
"Thank you Dr Kussick and team for looking after me so well! It's only been my second time here but the people here are so accommodating, efficient, and precise. They know what they're doing and it definitely shows in the quality of their work :)"- C.L. / Google / Jun 23, 2021
What Should I Expect with tooth-colored fillings?
Receiving a tooth-colored filling at Dental@888 is generally a straightforward procedure. We start by numbing the treatment area to minimize your discomfort. If needed, patients can receive different sedation methods to reduce any dental fears or anxieties. As soon as you're ready, Dr. Kussick removes the decayed enamel with a unique dental drill that he selects based on the location of the cavity and the level of decay. Once we have treated the enamel and disinfected the area, we fill the cavity with the composite resin material and set it. Finally, Dr. Kussick will smooth the filling material so it feels comfortable and matches your natural teeth.
Tooth-Colored Fillings FAQ
Are composite fillings superior to silver amalgam fillings?
Composite resin tooth fillings typically bond to your enamel better than silver amalgam fillings. They are also more pliable than silver amalgam fillings, which reduces the risk of your tooth cracking.
Do tooth-colored fillings look like my natural teeth?
Your tooth-colored filling will be shaded to match your natural teeth. If you have a silver amalgam filling and want a white filling replacement, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.
How long do tooth-colored fillings last?
If you maintain proper oral hygiene, a composite filling can last for approximately 12 years. Keeping up routine dental exams will allow our team to check on your composite fillings to ensure they are still in good shape.
Maintain Your Dental Health With Tooth-Colored Fillings
Dental cavities are a very common problem, but it is crucial to have them fixed before becoming a more significant issue. At Dental@888 in Seattle, WA, we can treat small areas of tooth decay with dental fillings. Dr. Kussick makes sure to match the color of your teeth so you can have a seamless, healthy smile. If you suspect that you have a cavity, please contact our office to make a dental exam with Dr. Kussick.