When a patient has a cavity, Dr. Lynn Leyde may recommend a dental filling in Shoreline, Washington. Our dentist will remove the decayed area of the tooth, clean the tooth thoroughly, and fill the area with the filling material. Our office is proud to offer mercury-free dental fillings.

Composite dental fillings, which are also called tooth-colored fillings, are made of tooth-colored and plastic materials. They are very aesthetic, as they can be color matched to your natural teeth. Composites are a good choice for the front teeth or other visible teeth. Tooth-colored fillings are chemically bonded to your tooth, so they are strong. In many cases, less tooth structure needs to be removed with composite fillings than with other dental filling types. Because more tooth structure is spared, your long-term oral health is improved. Composite fillings do not contain mercury like amalgam fillings do. Some patients are allergic to mercury or other metals. Composite fillings are well suited to these people. Tooth-colored fillings are versatile and can be used to repair chipped, cracked, broken, or worn-down teeth.

We encourage you to contact Professional Dental Care today to learn more about mercury-free dental fillings and to schedule your next appointment with our dentist.