Tooth-Colored Fillings

The facts about tooth-colored fillings

Tooth-colored, also called cosmetic fillings, can help restore your damaged teeth, and can also provide cosmetic beauty. Placed by your Lynnwood, WA dentist at Dental Care Design, this type of filling is an excellent choice for repairing a tooth that is:

  • Chipped or cracked
  • Decayed or damaged
  • Discolored or stained

Cosmetic fillings can also replace bulky, unsightly metal fillings. Large metal fillings can actually weaken a tooth, structurally cutting the tooth in half. When you bite on a large metal filling, there is a good chance the filling can fracture, taking part of your precious tooth structure with it. Cosmetic fillings can strengthen damaged teeth, because the material used actually bonds your tooth structure together.

The first step in your treatment is for your dentist to remove all traces of decay and old filling material, creating a clean, disease-free area. Next, your dentist will apply an etching material to create tiny holes in the surface of your tooth to retain the filling material. The etching material is rinsed off, and a bonding agent is applied. This allows the filling material to adhere to your tooth.

The next step is where the artistry begins. Tooth-colored fillings are created from composite, a liquid resin material which can be shaped and molded while still in liquid form. Your dentist will apply the composite and mold and shape it to provide a natural-looking filling. The composite material is hardened using a high-tech ultraviolet “curing” light. As a final step, your dentist will shape and polish the composite filling to perfection.

Tooth-colored, cosmetic fillings have several advantages over large, metal fillings. Cosmetic fillings are:

  • More beautiful, because they look just like your natural teeth
  • More natural, because they can be color-matched perfectly to your existing teeth
  • More protective, because they can bond your damaged tooth together

Tooth-colored, cosmetic fillings are virtually invisible to you and those around you.
Call our Lynnwood, WA office at (425) 771-9090 to explore how fillings can enhance your smile!

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  • "I recently experienced major dental trauma and was feeling alone, scared, and embarrassed. Rianna, Dr. J., and the entire DCD Team took amazing care of me and answered all of my questions and helped me get through a very tough time. Their work is very professional and precise and I would recommend DCD to anyone."
    Andrea L.
  • "Dental Care Design is fantastic! Very professional with a great sense of humor! I have been a client for many years and I am always impressed with how the staff treats me and my family. They genuinely care for their clients and it shows! I will be a lifetime client!!"
    Kathy E.
  • "I would like to thank Dr. J. and his wonderful staff for their warmth and quality of care. The staff exudes friendliness while maintaining a refreshing ambiance of professionalism."
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  • "I have been a very satisfied patient at Dental Care Design for ten years. Over the years, DCD has provided me with a wide range of dental services, including cleaning, crowns, fillings, and veneers. Along with my total satisfaction with their work, I have also been impressed with their professional attention to my personal needs and comfort during each visit."
    Pam E.
  • "Visiting your office has been the best dental experience ever. You have looked after our best interests and the experience has always been so painless. I feel 100% comfortable with my kids having their work done there as well. I know my family and I are in good hands and can’t thank you enough."
    April L.
  • "I recently had some rather extensive dental work done at Dental Care Design. Dr. Janczakowski and his team did a great job, and I was very happy and pleased with the results."
    Sybil R.
  • "I moved to Washington 2 years ago, at that time I was able to locate Dental Care Design and become established as a patient. Since that time Dr. J and his staff have demonstrated that they are knowledgable, practical, and effective. The Dental Care Design Team discusses recommended solutions to me for my dental issues and allows me to select the option most appropriate for my needs. Now that my teeth have been successfully restored I can focus on family, work, and leisure."
    Joe P.