Dental Fillings in Seattle, WA
When you have cavities or other minor damage, Dr. Daniel McKay can provide you with a composite (tooth-colored) filling to repair your teeth and give you back a beautiful smile. This helps eliminate tooth sensitivity and eventual tooth loss. Call us today to learn more about composite dental fillings in Seattle, Washington, and schedule your appointment with our dentist.
A dental filling is a restoration used to repair minor to moderate tooth damage. We may recommend a filling if your tooth has been damaged by tooth decay (for example, if your tooth has a cavity), or if your tooth suffers from minor fracturing or chipping. The dental filling is used to restore the tooth to its original structure and function and to return your smile to good health.
The process for placing a filling requires just one comfortable visit to our office. Our dentist will first remove the decayed and damaged portion of your tooth, and then clean the tooth to remove all traces of decay. We then fill the tooth with the filling material and shape it to match your tooth’s shape. Finally, the filling is hardened for a lasting restoration.
Metal Free Dentistry
We are a metal-free practice, and our dentist provides fillings and crowns using composite resin and porcelain materials. Avoiding the use of mercury and amalgam materials in your treatments ensures a more natural-looking result and better long-term oral health. We welcome you to call us at 206-381-3055 to learn more about metal-free dentistry in Seattle, Washington, and schedule your appointment with Dr. Daniel McKay.
Did you know that amalgam and other materials that contain mercury may be harmful to your health? Amalgam is composed of a mixture of metals, including silver, mercury, tin, copper, and other trace metals. Mercury may be harmful to your overall health, and it is released in small amounts to your body through amalgam fillings. At our office, we do not use any materials or products that contain mercury. Composite fillings are one type of mercury-free restoration we offer at our practice. In addition to containing mercury, amalgam fillings also often eventually lead to tooth fractures and cracks, while composite restorations can actually help to strengthen the tooth structure. Furthermore, composite dental fillings are a more aesthetic choice for your smile; while amalgam dental fillings are silver in color, composite fillings are tooth colored and can be matched to blend in with your smile’s natural appearance.
Our dentist and team are dedicated to your health, and we are happy to answer any questions you may have about amalgam and mercury. For more information about the benefits of mercury-free dentistry and how we help to protect your oral and overall health, we invite you to call or visit us today. We are always happy to answer your questions!
If your tooth is decayed or damaged, a dental filling may be a great choice for restoring your oral health and function. We invite you to call or visit us today to learn more about dental fillings and to schedule your next appointment with our team. We look forward to caring for your smile!