When it came to repairing dental cavities, the only available solution in the past was silver amalgam fillings. However, there has been significant advancement in the fillings industry in recent years, leading to the development of a more aesthetically appealing option of composite (tooth-colored) fillings. If you are looking for a dentist offering both types of dental fillings in Tacoma, WA, our team of experts is here for you.
At Distinctive Dentistry, we are proud to offer our patients quality composite and amalgam fillings to repair cavities and restore unhealthy teeth to its original state. The fillings process involves removing the decay caused by bacteria, followed by filling that space with composite or silver amalgam material to ensure that your tooth remains strong for years to come.
The main variations between the two types of fillings include:
- Composite fillings resemble natural teeth in color and structure, and they can be customized to match the affected tooth with optimal precision. This makes composite material a better option for the front teeth and other visible areas of your mouth.
- Silver amalgam fillings are proven to last up to 20% longer due to their superior ability to withstand the constant force of chewing and the overall test of time. This makes amalgam material a better option for repairing the molars as well as cavities below the gumline.
Your dentist Dr. Keith Phillips will explain the differences between each material in more detail and help you make an informed decision based on your needs and preferences. To help you relax and ensure your optimal comfort through the process of obtaining fillings, we also offer you the choice of three sedation options in varying degrees. Your physical and emotional well-being are our top priority before, during, and after treatment.
If you would like to schedule an exam to determine whether you need fillings in Tacoma and surrounding areas, please call or email us at Distinctive Dentistry today. Distinctive Dentistry is conveniently located 0.6 mile off of exit 137 on I-5, Fife on Valley Avenue East near All Saints School and Fife Milton Edgewood Food Bank in Fife, Tacoma, WA.