If you have a cavity, Dr. Ken Killpack may recommend restoring the tooth with a dental filling in Ridgefield, Washington. Our dentist and team at Smiles Dental are proud to exclusively provide mercury-free composite fillings. We will match the color of your filling to that of your natural teeth so that your restoration will blend in beautifully with your smile. We encourage you to contact our dental office today to learn more about mercury-free composite fillings and to schedule an appointment.

A dental filling is a restoration used to repair minor to moderate tooth damage. We may recommend a filling if your tooth has been damaged by tooth decay (for example, if your tooth has a cavity), or if your tooth suffers from minor fracturing or chipping. The dental filling is used to restore the tooth to its original structure and function and to return your smile to good health. There are two main types of dental fillings available: amalgam fillings and composite fillings.

The process for placing a filling requires just one comfortable visit to our office. Our dentist 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 your tooth is decayed or damaged, a dental filling may be a great choice for restoring your oral health and function. We invite you to call or visit us today to learn more about dental fillings and to schedule your next appointment with our team. We look forward to caring for your smile!