Tooth-Colored Fillings in Selah
Cavities are a common problem most people experience at some point in their lives. Our dental office is dedicated to providing gentle and stress-free cavity treatment with tooth-colored fillings.
Dental fillings are used to restore the appearance and function of teeth that have experienced damage or decay. The most common reason for a person to receive a dental filling is to repair the damage caused by cavities, which cause holes or voids in the teeth. Fillings work by sealing off spaces that food particles and bacteria use to enter the inner areas of a tooth.
Our practice uses tooth-colored fillings, which are also known as composite fillings. This type of dental filling consists of a combination of quartz and glass fillers housed inside a resin medium, and it provides a durable end result with a tight, secure fit. Our tooth-colored fillings look completely natural, and they are able to fully withstand the pressure associated with everyday chewing.
The first step when receiving a tooth-colored filling is to remove any decayed portions of the tooth, as well as any existing filling material. Once the tooth is clean, a composite filling material that matches the natural color of the tooth is applied. Using a dental curing light, the filling is hardened to give it the strength and consistency of a healthy tooth.
The final step is to shape and polish the tooth to give a fully natural appearance. After the tooth has been treated, the patient will be able to immediately resume their normal eating, brushing and flossing practices.
If you believe that you are suffering from a cavity and you would like to learn more about how tooth-colored fillings are used to repair damaged teeth, please call our Selah dentist at 509-698-6684 to schedule an appointment.