Benefits of Composite Dental Fillings

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If you have tooth decay, our dentist may place a dental filling in Kirkland, Washington, to restore the tooth. Dr. Mark Andrews will remove the decay and then fill the area with the filling material. At our dental office, we offer composite dental fillings, which are tooth colored.

Composite fillings have many advantages to you and your smile. The shade of the filling material can be matched to that of your teeth. Because of this, they are very aesthetic. Composite fillings are a good choice for the front teeth. Composite fillings bond to the structure of your tooth, which provides greater support for the filling. In addition to being used to treat tooth decay, a composite dental filling can be used to repair a broken, chipped, or worn down tooth.

To place a composite dental filling, our dentist will first remove the decayed part of the tooth. The area is probed and tested to make sure that all of the decay has been taken out. Dr. Mark Andrews will then clean the area of all debris and bacteria. The composite filling is then placed in layers. A special light is used to cure, or harden, each layer as it is placed. After the filling is in place, our dentist will shape the filling, trim off any excess material, and polish it.

Contact our office today to learn more and to schedule your next visit. Our dentist and team are thrilled to serve you and your smile!