Going to the dentist for a filling used to mean having unsightly silver metal in your mouth, leaving you self-conscious about laughing or opening your mouth wide. Modern cosmetic dentistry has made tremendous advancements, including new durable tooth fillings that are color-matched to your other teeth for an invisible repair. Downriver Smiles in Spokane, WA, offers white composite fillings at our state-of-the-art dental clinic.
Old metal or amalgam fillings were used on back teeth due to the immense pressure they had to withstand from chewing. Nothing but a hard metal substance was strong enough – until now. White composite fillings are now stronger, able to stand up to the tough actions of your molars as they masticate even the hardest foods.
Dr. Cory Gaunt is an accomplished cosmetic dentist in Spokane, and he can replace old fillings with new composite material that matches your teeth and stands up to hard use over time. Eat, smile, sing and laugh loudly without worrying about your filling being seen or coming loose. Composite fillings in Spokane are some of the simplest cosmetic changes our patients can make to improve the aesthetics of their smiles.
What is a Composite Resin?
The secret to these durable, discreet fillings is the composite resin from which they are made. Advancements in ceramics and plastics have made possible an immensely strong material that can be shaped to make any dental corrections, and then hardened quickly for complete worry-free functionality. Plus, the material can be tinted to numerous different shades to match the patient’s natural tooth color for a totally hidden repair.
Replacing old fillings with a composite resin filling can be done in a single visit to our dental clinic in Spokane. After your old filling is removed, your tooth is examined and prepped, then the composite material is molded onto your tooth and shaped. A special light is then used to harden it. Finally, Dr. Gaunt polishes it for a final match and you are ready to leave with a new smile.
Are old fillings keeping you from opening your mouth wide? Replace them with new tooth-colored composite fillings at Downriver Smiles in Spokane. Contact our dental practice today for a cosmetic dentistry consultation, and ask about composite fillings. You can also ask for assistance with your dental insurance or for information about our financing options.