When a patient has a cavity, Dr. Kerry Olszewski may recommend a dental filling in Mill Creek, Washington. Our dentist will remove the tooth decay, clean the tooth thoroughly, and fill the area with the dental filling material. At Mill Creek General Dentistry, we offer composite dental fillings and amalgam dental fillings. Composite dental fillings are also called tooth-colored fillings. They are made from plastic and tooth-colored materials. Amalgam dental fillings, which care also called silver fillings, are made from mercury, silver, tin, zinc, and copper.

To place a dental filling, our dentist will first use a drill, air abrasion instrument, or a laser to remove the decayed area. The area is probed to make sure that the decay has all been removed. Our dentist will then clean the area of bacteria and debris. The dental filling is then placed. If a composite dental filling is used, the material is applied in layers. Our dentist will cure each layer with a curing light as it is placed.

Once all of the layers are placed, our dentist will shape the dental filling and trim off any extra material. The final dental filling is polished.

We welcome you to contact Mill Creek General Dentistry today to learn more and to schedule your next visit.