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Reasons Kirkland, WA area patients are choosing tooth-colored fillings

Tooth-colored Fillings in Kirkland WA area

You’ve scheduled a routine cleaning at the dentist and then you receive the dreaded news – you’ve got a cavity! You immediately dread scheduling the follow-up appointment to get that filling. There really is no need to worry when you visit Kingsgate Dental. Dr. Ann Kelley and her team in Kirkland, WA use tooth-colored fillings that are a quick and painless procedure. This service offers several benefits to the patient, providing a near stress-free experience.

Quick treatment

The procedure of receiving a tooth-colored filling is typically quick and painless. If you are looking at one or two fillings, the procedure should take less than an hour with minimal downtime. You should be able to walk out after the appointment and resume normal daily activity. A local anesthetic is applied to the gums to numb the treatment area and then the damaged tooth material is removed. Once the affected material is removed, the tooth is cleaned and then a tooth-colored resin is applied directly into the cavity. The shade of the resin is tinted to match the shade of your natural teeth, shaped so that you can maintain your natural bite and hardened with a curing light.

Great looking and long lasting

In the past, silver and gold were used for fillings which, to some patients, is unsightly or ugly. With tooth-colored fillings, regardless if you are laughing, simply speaking or yawning, nobody will be able to see that you have a filling. They are long lasting also. With proper care (brushing, flossing and rinsing) your filling can last 10 years or more. It’s important to avoid some bad habits such as chewing on objects such as pen caps or your fingernails, ice or hard candies, anything hard that could dislodge your fillings. If you follow these tips, you should have your natural looking fillings for years to come.

Mercury free

Anybody who has received silver amalgam fillings have trace amounts of mercury in their mouth, which is a toxic material. Although the amount of mercury in a silver filling is very low, some patients prefer a mercury-free alternative, which is exactly what tooth-colored resin fillings offer.

To schedule a dental exam and cleaning, please give Dr. Ann Kelley a call today at (425) 385-0080.

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Dr. Ann Kelley is a graduate of the Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska. She highly values the comfort of her patients, and places the needs of the patient above her convenience. Her dental clinic is built to bring the best and most comfortable dental experience to all her patients. She builds relationships with her patients based on trust and always acts to safeguard this trust.

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Damen CReviews on Google
 - 5 Star Rating Review I have gone to Kingsgate Dental for about two years now, and every experience has been excellent. Dr. Kelley is very knowledgeable and very thorough with her analysis of the issues that I have faced with my teeth. The staff is polite and always happy to answer any questions that I have and give me pointers to improve my dental hygiene. I will continue to go to Kingsgate Dental/Dr Kelley for years to come.
Kathy WReviews on Google
 - 5 Star Rating Review By Kathy W Dr. Kelley and her staff are a treasure. State of the art equipment, As a past Dental Administrator for a very large practice in Lynnwood, am soo happy to know that Dr. Kelley, her hygenists who have been there for over 20 years, are bar none the most indepth and through a cleaning as you would ever find. I have never felt more then a slight prick when getting novocaine. Between numbing the gum and gentle procedure they also offer nitroux, for us real scaredy cats. Music, neck pillows and blankets all make the experience truly enjoyable. I had gone too many years neglecting my teeth and found through Tammy, my hygenist and Dr. Kelley they were able to put together a plan to save the teeth they could and design partials for the ones I could not afford to save. I am a small business owner with no insurance and yet they came up with a plan that I am so happy with. I am without any infection, so much healthier and the partials Dr. Kelley designed are like a second skin. From Jackie and MaryAnn at the front desk to the assistants, hygenists and Dr. Kelley you will be in professional and caring hands. I recommend to all my family and friends.
Damen CReviews on Google
 - 5 Star Rating Review By dixy i Great experience. Dr. Kelley and her staff made me feel less anxious about the whole thing. Great job on the crown too! I've already recommended two friends! If I was staying in the Seattle area I'd definitely return.

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