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Dental Filling
Anatomy of a tooth with a cavity Approximately 92% of adults age 20 to 64 have experienced a cavity. Cavities occur as a result of tooth decay and, if left untreated, can severely damage teeth and lead to a decline in oral health. Though cavities are common, they are also easily fixed using a common restorative treatment called a filling.

A filling seals the hole caused by a cavity, preventing decay from spreading to the rest of the tooth and eventually into its root. Our experienced dental care providers know how to quickly, easily, and comfortably remove decay from a tooth before it progresses. We then use fillings made of metal, which appear either silver or gold, or tooth-colored fillings made of porcelain or composite material that bond with the tooth to give it a more natural look.Example of a tooth-colored filling

Shortly after receiving a filling, you’ll be able to eat, speak, brush, and floss as usual. To prevent future decay and cavities, we will work with you to create a dental plan that includes regular checkups and cleanings, and we will provide you with specific instructions for the best at-home oral care practices.

To find out more about restorative dental options in Puyallup, WA, call 253.200.5427 today.