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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.

Smiles Worth Raving About

Logan LankfordLogan Lankford
03:30 06 Dec 23
Great location, great people, and all around a great dentist. I recently transferred to their office due to location, and I’m very impressed with everything they have to offer. From the receptionist, to the hygienist, and the dentist are all super friendly and very professional.
Jason AdamsJason Adams
07:13 05 Dec 23
I absolutely love the team at Liberty Lake Smile Source.I've been seeing Dr. Tim Casey for over 5 years and you won't find someone who is more attentive, caring and professional. We only see each other a couple times a year and he always checks in on how my family and I are doing.All of the staff are top-notch and I would 100% recommend this team to anyone who asks.
Kennedy JuchauKennedy Juchau
02:45 02 Dec 23
I have had great experiences every time I go in. They are friendly and thorough every time. They are always very confident in their diagnosis and are always willing to answer any questions I have.
Randy BolingerRandy Bolinger
18:46 01 Dec 23
Always a great visit. Very professional and friendly!
Darius TerryDarius Terry
20:41 23 Nov 23
It's always amazing, front desk is amazing, very good customer service !! And the doctors and all , always are there for me, always there for a patient so with all that being said, you got are indeed my favorite place , and favorite people! I want to say thanks for all your guys help etc..-Darius Terry (:
Kelsea HopkinsKelsea Hopkins
04:30 16 Nov 23
From start to finish, a great experience.Patty had a warm and welcoming smile to get me checked in (and out). I met with Heather (with a little help from Elizabeth) who were fantastic at explaining the whole process and making sure to breakdown jargon and let me know the findings of my cleaning. I got to watch some silly and funny animal tv on the ceiling which had some great ways to make me smile during the visit. They took great X-rays and pictures of my teeth to ensure all aspects of my dental care were considered. Dr. Macall was personable while also professional and informative. Would 10/10 recommend the entire process with this group. Thank you for your great care and even though it’s the dentist office, I look forward to returning.
Paula KrantPaula Krant
01:40 27 Oct 23
Was a great experience. The technician was very pleasant. She was attentive to me and my questions. Gentle and considerate. Dentist was great. Felt he was professional and explained things well. No pressure on what needed to be done or how soon. Office personal were very pleasant and attentive. Explained the treatment plan and insurance coverage and what my costs would be. It was a very pleasant and comfortable visit. I would recommend this office to others.
Barbara ChimentiBarbara Chimenti
01:39 11 Oct 23
The staff was very friendly. Office clean and welcoming. Hygienist was extremely knowledgeable and gentle. Dr Casey explained all scenarios to me and what work was needed first. I liked the efficiency of all his staff and I think it was my best experience with any dentist.
Real Ron SwansonReal Ron Swanson
20:12 28 Sep 23
Recently moved here from Chicago, and a family member recommended Liberty Lake Smile. It took a brief and easy website visit and a follow-up call from them, and I had an appointment right away! I was impressed at how nice and professional the entire staff was, and it was apparent they really did care, and know their business! I was surprised at how thorough my initial visit and assessment actually was. Ann, the Hygienist and Dr. Casey demonstrated their competence, experience and professionalism, and left me with a feeling of confidence that they would provide excellent care! Moreover, they came up with a detailed plan to map out the course of action. I would happily recommend Liberty Lake Smile for your dental needs.