Cavities are one of the world's most common health problems. Left untreated, tooth decay can spread and eventually lead to tooth loss. Fortunately, cavities can be repaired relatively easy using fillings. In the past, amalgam fillings were used to fill the teeth, but their popularity has declined due to their dark appearance and safety concerns due to the use of mercury.
At the office of Casey Family Dental, we use tooth-colored fillings made of composite material. These are highly effective, attractive, durable and safe.
Composite filling material can be used for a variety of issues including:
- Decayed teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Teeth with uneven spacing
- Worn teeth
- Broken or cracked or teeth
The placement of composite fillings is typically completed in one visit to our office. Using local anesthesia, any decay is removed. The tooth is cleaned before placing the filling material. The filling is shaped to give the tooth a natural look and to ensure that the bite is comfortable.
Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
Tooth-colored fillings are very effective in restoring strength and functionality to damaged teeth. They look natural, and they are long-lasting and safe. One of the other advantages is that this type of filling can be placed with less preparation meaning that less drilling is necessary, and more of the natural tooth can be preserved.
For more information about our tooth-colored fillings, call us at (509) 293-5511 and book an appointment.