East Wenatchee, WA
At Johnson Family Dental we are excited to offer many different options to our patients who need dental fillings. Cavities can form over long periods of time, sometimes even when you take good care of your teeth. When you have a cavity that needs treatment we are well equipped to make your trip quick, easy, and painless!
What kind of dental fillings are available?
There are more filling options available today than ever before. New doesn’t always equal better, and old doesn’t mean bad.
The oldest form of dental filling material available is gold. Gold is still one of the very best tooth restoration materials on the market. Many people prefer the gorgeous aesthetic value that gold provides. Interestingly, gold is able to most closely mimic the natural qualities of a tooth. Between its density and its durability, gold is able to last a very long time in the mouth and most people report that the feel of gold is very similar to that of their real teeth.
Amalgam is the material most people think of when they think of fillings. Amalgam fillings are silver or metallic in color and are often found only in the molars. In order to place an amalgam filling successfully more of the tooth needs to be removed than with most other filling materials. Amalgam fillings are able to withstand the high pressures that the molars are constantly subject to but they are big and obvious in the mouth.
Composite fillings seem to be the most popular filling on the market today and for good reason. Composite fillings are made of glass mixed with plastic and a resin material that are made to resemble the color and opacity of your teeth. Their unique properties allow us to drill a much smaller hole in the tooth and still have a viable filling. Not only do they last a long time, they can’t be seen in your mouth! Composite fillings are the perfect blend of cosmetic and restorative dentistry!
How long does it take to have a filling done?
We have completed many thousands of filling procedures and can have you in and out in less than an hour for one filling.
How to Avoid Cavities
Proper at home oral health routines will help you to beat cavities. This means brushing after breakfast and before bed and flossing at least once a day. It never hurts to rinse your mouth out with water after meals. Rinsing helps to wash away decay causing bacteria and food particles that sit between your teeth. One of the most important and most frequently overlooked parts of your oral hygiene routine is the twice yearly cleaning and examination service that we provide.
Cleaning and Examinations
Being able to have your teeth looked at and cleaned by professionals does wonders in helping to prevent cavities. Often, we can catch problems like cavities while they are still in their early, reversible stage and help you to make sure that they don’t become a reality.
Please call us today at (509) 886-8833 to schedule your cleaning and examination.