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Tooth fillings are used to repair teeth when tooth material is lost or needs to be added. Conventional fillings were once silver or metal, which did not match the color of the teeth. Improvements have been made to composite fillings, which are white and made from resin, offering a more attractive option in tooth repairs and cosmetic dentistry. At Liberty Lake Smile Source, we are happy to offer composite fillings that can be color-matched to your smile at our dental center in the Spokane Valley.

What is Composite Resin?

Amalgam is the metal filling material that has been used for over 200 years, but it is no longer the preferred material for tooth repair. While effective, amalgam contains mercury and discolors the tooth. Composite resin is the material used in white tooth fillings, a durable and flexible option that can be color-matched to teeth.

Composite resin fillings are made from a combination of plastics and ceramics. The resin is soft and putty-like, making it easy to mold onto the tooth. Composite resin can be used for traditional fillings for cavities or cracks. It can also be used to reshape the teeth or cover discoloration with cosmetic dental bonding. The resin is applied to the tooth in the desired shape, then cured using a heat light. In just a few minutes, the composite filling is hardened. The surface of the tooth is smoothed and polished, blending the white composite with the natural tooth material.

White Fillings and Dental Bonding

Composite fillings are desirable for tooth repairs to maintain a white smile. The composite resin can be used to close gaps in teeth or reshape teeth, covering cosmetic dental issues. The procedure is quick and painless. White fillings or dental bonding can be completed in one visit, and they are one of the more cost-effective cosmetic treatments.

If you need a tooth repaired or want to explore cosmetic dental bonding for tooth flaws, contact us at Liberty Lake Smile Source today to schedule your appointment at our clinic in Liberty Lake, WA. We are happy to offer tooth-colored composite resin at our dental center in Spokane Valley.

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Angela W.

As a new patient, I was very pleased with my experience at Liberty Lake Smile. My tooth cracked earlier in the week, and broke off. They were able to see me the same day, addressed the problem, and got me set up with a temporary crown. Dr. Casey, explained what the issues were, and his method was very gentle. The staff was friendly and professional.

Charles K.

Excellent experience all around! I have been going to Liberty Lake Smile Source for about 10 years now and have always have had a great experience. Dr. Casey & Dr. Macall are experts in their field! Friendly staff, state of the art equipment and a brand new building. I would recommend to anyone looking for a good experience with professionals who care.

Mike H.

Dr. Casey, McCall and their entire team are exceptional. They are friendly, gentle, and easy to visit with and I especially loved the pet channel that I got to watch during my visit! My entire family comes to Liberty Lake Smile Source, and will continue to for years to come.