Dental Fillings

Dental Fillings in Washington, DC

At Love Dental Studio, we have the expertise to ensure your smile looks and feels its best. Led by Dr. Marla Yee, our team understands that dental fillings are more than just cavity stoppers. We use a less invasive and proven method with composite dental fillings to repair damaged teeth, prevent further decay, and provide stability. Trust in our attention to detail and general dental expertise to keep your family’s smiles in good hands.

Keep Your Smile in Shape

Dental fillings are a standard dental procedure, but their importance goes beyond restoring teeth damaged by decay. They bring your teeth back to their normal function and shape, and they help to stop further decay by sealing off spaces where bacteria can enter. This prevents more extensive damage and potential loss of the tooth, thereby maintaining your overall dental health.

The Dental Filling: Comfortable, Biocompatible, & Seamless

Composite fillings, also known as tooth-colored fillings, are a popular choice for restoring teeth affected by decay. Our procedure for placing a composite filling is meticulous and designed to ensure your comfort.

We start by numbing the area around the affected tooth with local anesthesia. Then, we gently remove the decayed tooth material using a drill or laser. Once the decay is cleared, we cleanse the tooth’s cavity to eliminate bacteria and debris. Then, our skilled Washington, DC, general dentist applies composite resin in layers, using a specialized light to harden each layer. Finally, we shape and polish the composite to match your tooth’s natural contours, restoring both function and aesthetics.

Composite vs. Metal Fillings

 When considering dental fillings, understanding the differences between composite and metal fillings is crucial for informed decision-making. Although amalgam fillings are durable and cost-effective, there are growing concerns regarding the presence of mercury and aesthetics, leading many patients to prefer composite.

White Dental Fillings

Composite fillings, as mentioned, closely match the color of natural teeth, and offer an aesthetic advantage over metal fillings. They bond directly to the tooth structure, which can provide better support.

Metal Dental Fillings

In contrast, metal fillings, typically made of amalgam—a mixture of metals like silver, mercury, and others—are more conspicuous and not as cosmetically pleasing.

Find Beauty in Dental Fillings in Washington, DC

At Love Dental Studio, we understand the importance of providing compassionate and knowledgeable care. Dr. Yee and her team want you to feel reassured by our clear explanations and intentions. Our warm and caring approach emphasizes empathy, understanding, and a commitment to accommodating your individual needs.

Love Dental Studio believes in providing you with detailed information about our practices and services so you can feel informed and comforted throughout your dental experience. We strive to offer personalized service, ensuring inclusivity and a commitment to meeting your unique needs. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We are here to support you on your oral health journey.

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