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Dr. Linh Nguyen and Dr. Alexis Wilson commonly uses fillings to repair modest-sized cavities. The location of the filling on the tooth and the purpose of the tooth and its prevalence in your smile help determine the filling material our dentists suggest to repair the cavity.

There are two main types of dental fillings available: amalgam fillings and composite fillings. Composite fillings are a good choice for teeth that appear in your smile. The composite material can be shaded to match the color of the surrounding tooth enamel. Composite fillings are made from a resin material that can be color matched and placed in a single procedure. 

Dental amalgam fillings are both strong and long-lasting choices and are less likely to break than some other types of fillings. Additionally, dental amalgam is the least expensive type of filling material.

The process for placing a filling requires just one comfortable visit to our office. Our doctor will first remove the decayed and damaged portion of your tooth, and then clean the tooth to remove all traces of decay. We then fill the tooth with the filling material and shape it to match your tooth’s shape. Finally, the filling is hardened for a lasting restoration.

If you are concerned that a cavity has formed on one of your teeth, you should not delay in calling our Best Dentistry team in Seattle, Washington at 206-783-3000 to have it treated and repaired. We are always happy to help restore your smile confidence!