Scheduling routine checkups twice a year will go a long way toward keeping your mouth healthy. However, if you happen to develop a cavity, our Olympia tooth fillings will:Doctor Rick Jude on tooth fillings Read Transcript
There's one way to think about what we as dentists call dental caries, which you would think of as cavities, or holes in your teeth. I tell people sometimes that it has – I don't want to underestimate the importance of cancer, but there's a similarity in that cavities continue to grow until they're fixed. So leaving a tiny cavity now is just gonna become a big cavity to work with later. And the bigger the cavity, the more expensive the repair.
What you do when you're repairing a cavity in most cases is you remove the part of the tooth that's affected, and you replace it with a filling material. These days, the most common filling material is tooth-colored, it's composite. There are other options. We have different types of porcelain that we can use to fill teeth. Failing to take care of your teeth will always, 99.9 percent of the time, result in a larger problem later on.
- Stop decay and help prevent further tooth damage
- Blend in naturally with the rest of your teeth
- End your tooth pain and make eating easier
- Give you confidence that your smile is attractive
Give us a call today at 360-229-5861 to get your tooth filled.
We’ll Repair Your Tooth Without Using Any Metal
Nobody likes to think about getting a tooth filled, but even if you practice great oral hygiene, fillings are sometimes necessary. If you have a cavity that needs repaired, you can count on the team at Prosthetic Dentistry of Olympia to place a tooth filling that will blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
All our fillings are completely free of mercury and other metals. Instead, they are made up of a composite material of tiny glass and plastic particles. That means we can select just the right shade of filling to match the rest of your teeth.
With our teeth fillings, you’ll never have to worry about showing others an ugly silver filling when you eat or yawn. Since your filling will blend in perfectly, no one will ever know it’s there. All they’ll see is your beautiful white smile! How’s that for tooth repair and peace of mind at the same time?
We Have You Covered No Matter What Repair You Need
If your tooth decay is more extensive, then a standard filling may not work for repairing it. If a complete dental crown is not needed, then we may be able to place a custom inlay or onlay on your tooth.
An inlay will bond onto the top of your tooth between the cusps (tips), while an inlay will extend over onto the sides of the tooth. These restorations are usually made from lifelike porcelain, so they will also match your teeth just like our fillings do.
If a full crown is required for your tooth repair, then our professional lab partner will create one for you using CAD/CAM technology. It will restore virtually all your biting and chewing capacity.
Our Olympia tooth fillings will get your smile back into shape in no time! Call us today at 360-229-5861 to schedule your appointment.