Rebuild Your Smile with Conservative, Durable, and Natural-looking Composite Fillings

Dental fillings are standard procedures used to repair minor tooth damage and fill cavities. Eckland Family Dental, which has two convenient offices in Everett and Redmond, Washington, uses composite fillings as an alternative to amalgam fillings. Dr. Kale Eckland and his team prefer composite fillings because of their aesthetics, durability, and biocompatibility. 

Dental fillings support the remaining tooth structure and help prevent further breakage. When expertly placed, tooth-colored fillings last many years before they are due for replacement. 

How dental fillings are placed

Dental fillings are easy to place, only requiring about 30-45 minutes. Like any dental procedure, the procedure starts with a consultation to examine your tooth. To be safe, the dentist may use dental X-rays to ensure you only need a filling to restore your tooth.

Surface cavities don’t need anesthesia. However, if you have a deep cavity, the dentist will numb your mouth with local anesthetics to ensure you don’t feel pain during treatment. Next, the dentist will gently remove the decayed/damaged portion of the tooth before cleaning the area to remove any traces of harmful bacteria. 

Then, the dentist fills your tooth with composite resin, sculpts it, and uses a special light to harden it. Finally, we’ll polish your filling to blend seamlessly with the rest of your smile, creating a natural appearance that mimics the texture and color of your surrounding teeth.

Benefits of composite fillings

When you have a cavity, only consider a composite filling to restore your smile. Unlike metal fillings, composite fillings offer numerous cosmetic and functional benefits.

Some include.

  • They blend beautifully with natural teeth.
  • Modern materials make them a long-lasting choice.
  • The dentist removes only a small part of the tooth to place the filling.
  • Composite fillings don’t contain any toxic substances.
  • They don’t change in size despite temperature changes.
  • White fillings are versatile in restoring decayed, discolored, or chipped teeth.

Looking after your fillings

Your dental fillings may not last indefinitely, but with proper care, they can last for many years. This maintenance involves caring for your teeth and gums like you usually do.

Maintaining your dental fillings involves.

  • Brushing and flossing your teeth religiously
  • Seeing a dentist every six months
  • Eating dental-friendly foods
  • Avoiding tobacco products as they can discolor your fillings
  • Wearing a nightguard if you brux teeth

Tooth-colored fillings near me

Have trouble with cavities? Call (425) 448-6339 or (425) 249-3830 to schedule an appointment with Eckland Family Dental for composite fillings. Soon, your cavities will become a thing of the past. Bring out the best in your smile with tooth-colored fillings since every tooth is a pillar of your oral health!