Dental Fillings in Spokane Valley, WA
Dental Technology Has Provided Us With More Options
A dental filling is the material a dentist uses to replace the area of your tooth that has been lost to decay. Spokane Valley Dentistry is able to offer a variety of alternatives when it comes to the type of fillings our patients prefer, although there are some factors that may influence the final decision.
When you come in for a consultation with Dr. Conway he will do a thorough examination and order x-rays to determine the existence of the cavity and the extent of the decay. He will discuss his findings with you and show you the x-ray images as he explains what they are telling him. He may then make a recommendation based in part on the location of the tooth.
A composite resin filling is often used to restore a front tooth. The material can be made to so closely match the color of natural teeth that the restoration will be unnoticeable. Amalgam fillings on the other hand provide the strength and endurance that the back teeth need to help us chew and grind our food. An amalgam filling can be expected to last for ten years or more.
These examples are just two of the choices our patients have to consider. There are additional advantages and disadvantages common to these and other types of materials available today. Dr. Conway will talk to you about the pros and cons of each and be glad to answer any questions you may have.