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Tooth-Colored Fillings – Castle Rock, WA

Quick, Natural Restorations

Man smiling after tooth-colored fillings in Castle Rock

At Cowlitz River Dental, patients who arrive to see Dr. Kennington can now rest easy knowing their decayed teeth are in the best of hands. Instead of relying on traditional amalgam to repair damaged smiles, he is pleased to offer an alternative solution that is better for the environment and humans – tooth-colored fillings in Castle Rock. Apart from their ability to create a tight seal and reduce the chances of reinfection, these unique restorations are also color-matched to your tooth enamel, so they blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile. If you’re ready to learn more about tooth-colored fillings, contact us today to schedule an appointment.

What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?

Tooth-colored fillings in Castle Rock

Tooth-colored fillings are a form of restorative dentistry that involves using composite resin to fill in cavities. This malleable substance is easy to shape and sculpt, and it minimizes the amount of tooth structure your dentist must remove when attempting to fill the tooth. Unlike traditional amalgam that requires a tooth to be significantly altered, the use of tooth-colored fillings allows you to keep more of the natural structure while embracing dental work that isn’t evident to those around you.

What is the Process of Receiving Tooth-Colored Fillings?

Dental patient receiving tooth-colored filling in Castle Rock

One of the greatest aspects of receiving tooth-colored fillings is that they can be completed in just one dental visit. Requiring very little time, Dr. Kennington will begin by matching the composite resin to your natural tooth shade to ensure a close match. He will then begin to clean out the decayed portions of your tooth and any debris before filling it with the composite resin.

Shaping the material to create a tight seal, he will make sure it lays flat before using a special curing light to harden the resin. After a final polish, your tooth-colored filling will be in place and will blend in beautifully with the rest of your smile.

Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

Woman after tooth-colored fillings in Castle Rock

You may not realize it, but tooth-colored fillings offer an abundance of benefits that cannot be achieved with other, more traditional fillings, including:

  • The ability to avoid a glaring spotlight on your dental work because of the color-matching capabilities of the composite resin.
  • A healthier way to fill your tooth, as the material is better for the environment and within human bodies.
  • The opportunity to keep more of your natural tooth structure.
  • A more youthful and pleasing aesthetic that also helps to boost your confidence.
  • A restoration that can last up to a decade or longer with proper care.