What are tooth-colored fillings?

If your tooth enamel has become damaged or decayed, Dr. Obiora E. Nkwonta, our talented dentist, may suggest a tooth-colored dental filling. Made of plastic, tooth-colored fillings are dental fillings used to restore the strength of your tooth after decay has been removed. Compared to other types of dental fillings, tooth-colored fillings are considered exceptionally strong and beautiful. In fact, we can match the color of composite resin used to your natural tooth for a natural and pleasing aesthetic.

How are tooth-colored fillings applied?

At Lake City Way Dental Center, we are generally able to apply a tooth-colored dental filling in Seattle, Washingtonin just one visit to our dental office. First, your tooth is cleaned and all signs of decay removed. Then, the tooth is sanitized before Dr. Obiora E. Nkwonta begins to apply layers of composite resin, a durable plastic, directly onto the tooth’s surface. Each layer is hardened with an ultraviolet light until the restoration is complete. We will continually examine your filling in the months that follow to ensure it remains strong. If you would like more information about tooth-colored dental fillings, we welcome you to contact us today. We are here to take care of your family’s smiles!