Tooth-Colored Fillings in Spokane, WA

Eliminate Cavities With Dr. López

If too much plaque or other bacteria build up in your teeth, it can cause them to decay. This will eventually lead to small holes in the enamel called cavities. If you don’t get treatment soon, cavities will continue to form throughout your smile, eventually resulting in tooth loss.

That’s why it’s crucial to treat cavities as soon as possible. Learn how we can restore the strength and appearance of decayed teeth with composite fillings.

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Composite Fillings

Until recently, most dentists have used amalgam fillings to treat cavities. While these restorations can be effective, many patients don’t care for their noticeable appearance and are concerned that they contain mercury.

At Summit Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we use customized composite fillings to ensure a natural appearance. Made from a durable, tooth-colored resin, these restorations will blend in seamlessly with your teeth for a stunning smile. They also don’t contain any mercury, so you can rest easy knowing that your health is protected.

Benefits of Composite Fillings

Composite fillings offer several unique benefits that amalgam fillings can’t match. Some of these include:

  • Natural appearance
  • Customized to match your teeth
  • Bonds directly with your tooth
  • Preserves more of your natural tooth structure
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Placing Your Filling

In most cases, Dr. López will be able to place your filling in a single office visit. He’ll begin the procedure by applying a local anesthetic to numb your infected tooth, ensuring you won’t feel any pain. He’ll also remove any decayed tissue so your tooth is clean.

Once you’re ready, Dr. López will bond the composite resin to your tooth and shape it so it blends in naturally. Once your filling is in place, your tooth will look and function like it’s supposed to again. Just make sure to avoid eating or drinking until the numbness from the anesthesia has worn off.

Visit Summit Family & Cosmetic Dentistry For Fillings

Cavities don’t have to ruin your smile. Thanks to advancements in dentistry, we can restore your tooth with a customized filling that looks natural and protects your oral health. Best of all, Dr. López can complete your whole treatment in just one appointment.

Call our Spokane practice at (509) 466-1200 to schedule your consultation today. We look forward to meeting you!

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