Kirkland, WA dentist offers tooth-colored composite dental fillings
Dental fillings are a common restorative treatment used for patients who have cavities and need to address them before they become worse. Dental fillings used in other Kirkland, WA area dental practices are often dark and made with materials such as silver amalgam. However, Dr. Ann Kelley and her team at Kingsgate Dental are pleased to provide an alternative solution such as composite resin fillings, or “tooth-colored” fillings.
What is a dental filling?
When cavities occur, they need to be addressed as soon as possible before they become a much bigger problem down the road. With early detection and diagnosis, patients can seek treatment with the use of dental fillings. Dental fillings fill the hole that develops in the tooth and keeps the decay from spreading. Other practices use silver amalgam fillings, which are fabricated with approximately 50% mercury. Mercury is toxic to the human body. This is why Dr. Ann Kelley of Kirkland, WA encourages patients to discuss the benefits of composite resin fillings as an alternative. Composite resin dental fillings are:
- Placed in one appointment
Who needs a dental filling?
Any patient with decay might benefit from the placement of a dental filling. Dental fillings are utilized to keep decay from getting deeper or spreading across the natural tooth enamel. This reduces permanent damage to the tooth and tooth structure. Patients are evaluated at our facility by our dental team to determine if an area of decay will benefit from a dental filling. In some situations, patients may have the dental filling placed along with a dental crown, which protects the tooth when larger decay exists. The dental crown offers an extra layer of protection against damage that could significantly impact the teeth.
Discover the advantages of composite resin fillings
Patients of the Kirkland, WA area who are interested in discussing the benefits of composite resin fillings with an experienced dental provider are welcome to book an appointment with Dr. Ann Kelley of Kingsgate Dental. Call (425) 385-0080 to request a consultation and find out if tooth-colored fillings can help repair and restore your smile!