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    Richland, WA 99354

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Don't Let Cavities Ruin Your Smile

No longer does getting a dental filling mean having a smile full of metal. We use tooth-colored composite fillings that create a seamless, natural look. No one but us will know that you've had a dental filling—and our lips are sealed!

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of adults 20-64 have had cavities in their permanent teeth.
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A Natural Bond

Tooth-colored fillings are made of a composite resin that bonds more naturally to the natural tooth. This means we no longer have to cut away parts of the healthy tooth in order for the filling to bond properly.

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Unbeatable Looks

If you need fillings but don't want to compromise the look of your smile, tooth-colored fillings are the way to go. These fillings are virtually undetectable by anyone but a trained dental professional.

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Exceptional Durability

No filling lasts forever, but no one wants to have theirs replaced every couple of years. When properly cared for, tooth-colored fillings can last for years upon years—and replacement is a breeze.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Fillings

Having dental work done can be a stressful experience if you don't know what to expect. Here are the answers to the most common questions we get about dental fillings.

What is a dental filling?

Dental cavities are bacterial infections that begin eating away at the structure of your tooth. When a tooth is affected by cavities, it begins to decay and may cause pain and sensitivity. A dental filling replaces (or fills) the part of the tooth that is missing due to decay and restores the structure and function of the tooth.

Dental fillings may also be used to restore chipped or cracked teeth.

Should I have my silver fillings replaced?

Old silver amalgam fillings can expand, crack, and crack teeth—sometimes causing more problems than they were designed to fix. Replacing them with tooth-colored fillings restores the natural color and appearance of your teeth while helping to protect them from further cracking and breakdown.

Should I be worried about mercury in my silver amalgam fillings?

Years ago, silver amalgam was the best option dentists had for protecting teeth from further decay. However, we now know that these contain mercury, which can be unsafe in certain quantities. While the FDA has labeled silver amalgam fillings safe for adults and children over six years old, many dentists have rightly steered away from placing new silver amalgam fillings—instead opting for tooth-colored fillings made from a harmless composite resin. If your silver fillings are cracked or failing, or if you have an allergy or sensitivity to certain metals, we encourage you to consider having your fillings replaced. 

  • I love everyone at Dr. Ostler's office. They always make me feel comfortable and take care of any concerns I have. The entire staff is committed to providing a great experience and I appreciate the time Dr. Ostler has spent in helping me understand my treatment plan."

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No Insurance? Our Patients Don't Need It!

With our new Preventative Care Wellness Program, you get all this for a low monthly fee:

  • Regular Professional Dental Cleanings
  • X-Rays
  • One Emergency Exam Per Year
  • Steep Discounts on Dental Treatment
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