Dental Fillings Dentist in Seattle
Composite Fillings and Amalgam Fillings
If you’re dealing with pain in a tooth or have noticed black on one of your molars, you might be experiencing tooth decay. Tooth decay is damage that occurs as acids eat away at your tooth enamel, creating a cavity. If left untreated, tooth decay can lead to significant tooth pain and greater issues in your mouth. Thankfully, however, the treatment is quick and straightforward.
Call our experienced dental team at (206) 701-9043 to schedule an appointment or request an appointment online.
Our office is conveniently located in downtown Seattle near Amazon in the Medical Dental Building.
Who Needs Dental Fillings
The most common reason for a dental filling is to repair cavities.
Some signs you may have a cavity that requires a filling include:
- Sharp pain when biting down on a certain tooth
- Bad breath that does not go away with brushing
- The appearance of a black or brown spot on the surface of your tooth
- Sensitivity to hot or cold beverages and foods
- A constant, dull toothache
Treating tooth decay with fillings
To treat tooth decay and cavities, our skilled dental team at Theron Baker DDS will clean the area and fill the tooth with amalgam fillings or composite fillings, depending on what’s best for you and your mouth. The process involves numbing a small area of the mouth surrounding the tooth, so you don’t feel the procedure. We will then remove the decay and replace it with a filling, so the hole created by the decay doesn’t lead to further problems. After receiving a filling, you simply need to treat the filled tooth like any other, brushing your teeth and flossing regularly to prevent problems in other teeth.
The primary advantage of composite fillings is that they can be colored to match your existing teeth, blending in with your smile and becoming nearly invisible.
This type of filling has withstood the test of tim, being used by dentists for more than 150 years. The downside to amalgam is that it is silver and therefore doesn’t blend in with your teeth, a consideration for more visible fillings.
Why Choose Theron Baker DDS for Your Dental Filling Needs
Here at Theron Baker DDS, we aim to provide high-quality dental treatment for your entire family, tailoring our care to patients of all ages. In addition to our composite fillings and amalgam filling services, we provide a full spectrum of dental care, from teeth cleanings to emergency dentistry services. We also provide pillows and blankets during all of our dentistry services to ensure you are comfortable during your treatment.
If you are looking for a kind, trustworthy dentist in Seattle, then look no further. Located just blocks from the Amazon campus in downtown Seattle, Theron Baker DDS and our team of dental professionals always aim to provide you with the care and attention you deserve.
Call our office today at (206) 343-8774 for more information or to schedule an appointment!
Accepted Dental Insurances
Seattle Met Top Dentist
What Sets Us Apart
- Only Blocks Away from Amazon
- Free Teeth Whitening for New Patients
- Same-Day CEREC Dental Crowns
- Invisalign Provider
- Seattle Met Top Dentist for 7 Years
- Free Invisalign Consultations
- Friendly, Relaxing Atmosphere for All Ages
- Technologically Advanced Dental Care
- Blankets & Pillows Provided During Treatment
- Most Comfortable & Efficient Dental Treatments
- Validated Parking at Pacific Place