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Tooth-Colored Fillings – Moses Lake, WA

Seamless & Effective Treatment for Cavities

Did you know that the CDC estimates over 90% of Americans over the age of 20 have had at least one cavity in their lifetime? What’s worse is that further studies suggest around 26% adults currently have untreated tooth decay. Not only are cavities often painful, but they can lead to serious oral health issues like dental infections and even tooth loss. Fortunately, at Moses Lake Family Dentistry, we offer tooth-colored fillings as a seamless and effective treatment for cavities! This quick, easy, and reliable service is an excellent way to help your smile look and feel its best. If you have a cavity, call us today to schedule your next appointment.

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What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?

Digital illustration of tooth-colored fillings in Moses Lake

In the past, fillings were made of a mixture of metals like silver, nickel, and mercury. While strong, these amalgam fillings left a noticeable silver smudge amidst your pearly whites. Plus, they could potentially damage your teeth in the long run! Tooth-colored fillings are designed to get around both of these issues. Sometimes called “white” fillings, they’re made of a composite resin containing ultra-fine particles of glass, plastic, porcelain, and other biocompatible materials. They can also be shaded to match the color of your natural teeth, so they blend right in with your smile.

The Process of Getting a Tooth-Colored Filling

Woman getting a tooth-colored filling in Moses Lake

Getting a tooth-colored filling typically only takes one quick and easy appointment. First, to ensure you’re as comfortable as possible, we’ll use a reliable numbing medication to numb your mouth. Once it’s taken full effect, we’ll remove the decayed enamel that makes up the cavity. This area is then cleaned and sanitized, and then we’ll choose a shade of composite resin that matches your enamel. The cleaned-out portion of the tooth is carefully filled in and hardened into place with a special curing light. Finally, we’ll polish the filling so it blends in naturally and check to see that your bite feels comfortable. Then, you will be all set to go out and enjoy your cavity-free smile!

The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

Smiling man with healthy smile and tooth-colored fillings in Moses Lake

Tooth-colored fillings are widely seen as the filling of choice in modern dentistry for several important reasons:

If you need a cavity filled, or if you have silver fillings that you’d like to replace, don’t hesitate to contact us today and schedule an appointment.