When a patient has a cavity, Dr. Dennis Burrell may recommend a dental filling in University Place, Washington. To place a filling, our dentist will first remove the decayed portion of the tooth and clean the area thoroughly. Then the area is filled with the filling material. Fillings can also be used to repair cracked, chipped, broken, or worn-down teeth. Dr. Dennis Burrell and Associates, PC provides composite, or tooth-colored, fillings.
Composite fillings have several benefits for your smile. They are aesthetic because our dentist can select a color that will match the shade of your natural teeth. Composites are a great choice for use in the front teeth or other visible teeth. Tooth-colored fillings are chemically bonded to your teeth, which gives them extra support. In many cases, composites require less tooth structure removal when preparing for a filling than other filling types. Composite fillings are versatile. They can be used to repair teeth as well as for filling cavities.
To maintain your filling, continue to have good oral hygiene. Brush twice daily and floss once daily. Also, be sure to visit our dentist every six months for teeth cleaning appointments. If your filling becomes cracked or damaged, our dentist will repair or replace it.
To learn more and to schedule your next visit, contact our office today.