Dr. Jen Kim, DDS
Kirkland, WA Family and Cosmetic Dentist

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Composite (Tooth-Colored) Restorations

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We believe deeply in the power of patient education and strongly encourage our patients to ask any questions that come to mind. Even a question that seems small to you could have a significant effect on your dental health.

Take a look through our Frequently Asked Questions to find a selection of common questions we are asked by our patients. If you have additional questions or if your question is not answered here, please do not hesitate to contact us and ask!
 

Composite (Tooth-Colored) Restorations

Get the Smile You've Always Wanted with Cosmetic Dentistry

As your Kirkland cosmetic dentists, we believe that there is virtually no limit to the ways cosmetic dentistry can improve a smile. Cosmetic dentistry can instantly take smiles from boring and blah to bold and beautiful. 

If you want an easy way to upgrade your looks, you should consider starting with your smile. Your teeth play a significant role in how people perceive your overall appearance, and even a small change can make a big difference to your looks. 

Cosmetic dentistry can make your teeth look:

  • Brighter
  • Longer
  • Straighter
  • Whiter
  • Healthier
  • Sparklier
  • Bigger

At Jen Kim Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, you can count on your dentist in Kirkland, WA to fix problems like yellow teeth and crooked teeth. We offer treatments such as professional teeth whitening, crowns for teeth, tooth-colored restorations, and dental veneers to help you improve your smile. 

Cosmetic dentistry can help you feel:

  • Younger
  • More self-confident
  • Happier with your smile
  • Unafraid to show your teeth in public or have your picture taken
  • Healthier 

These feelings, in turn, can help you improve your life in ways you might not expect. A more beautiful smile can help you perform better at work or land a new job, have greater confidence in the dating world, and even inspire you to make other changes to your health or your appearance. 

If you’d like to learn more about cosmetic dentistry, please call our 98034 dentist today to make an appointment. 

Options for Replacing Missing Teeth

When you lose natural teeth, you need to replace them with artificial ones if you want your smile to last.

At Jen Kim Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we understand that you want artificial dental restorations that will look good and blend in well with the rest of your smile. For this reason, we offer aesthetic restorations, including tooth-colored fillings, in Kirkland, WA. 

Replacing Partially-Missing Teeth

If you’re missing portions of a natural tooth due to facial trauma or another injury, the good news is that you typically don’t need to replace the entire tooth. 

Restorations like dental crowns and tooth-colored fillings in Kirkland, WA can save broken, chipped, and cracked teeth. These treatments add much-needed strength and structure back into compromised parts of your smile.

Replacing Entire Teeth

If you’re missing one or more entire teeth, you will need a different type of dental restoration. As your 98034 dentists, we offer dental implants and dental bridges for when your smile has more significant gaps that need filling. 

You can schedule a dental appointment at our practice to determine which style of tooth replacement is best for you. When you’re ready, give our dentist in Kirkland, WA a call at (425) 284-4450, and we will get you on our calendar. 

woman receiving tooth-colored fillings in kirkland waStudies Have Addressed These Concerns

Tooth-colored fillings are made of composite resin. Metal amalgam fillings, also known as silver fillings, are made of a blend of different metals, one of which is mercury. Many patients are concerned about the mercury contained in amalgam fillings, but numerous studies have been performed that demonstrate that the mercury found in metal fillings poses no danger whatsoever. No cases of mercury toxicity have ever been connected to amalgam dental fillings.

Composite resin fillings have several advantages over amalgam fillings:

  • Composite resin fillings blend in well with your natural tooth color, making the fillings practically invisible.
  • Composite resin fillings bond with your teeth from the inside, which can strengthen your teeth and provide additional support.
  • Composite resin fillings do not expand and contract with changes in temperature like amalgam fillings can.
     
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We are excited to say our office will reopen May 19, 2020! While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety and dental health. We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have.  To make an appointment please call our office at (425) 284-4450.