Tooth-Colored Fillings – Tukwila, WA

Fast, Natural-Looking Cavity Treatment

  • Seamless and Natural-Looking Smile Enhancements
  • Preserve the Beauty of Your Teeth with Discreet Restorations
  • Enjoy Enhanced Comfort and Functionality
  • Say Goodbye to Metal Fillings and Embrace Aesthetically Pleasing Solutions
  • Restore Your Teeth's Health while Maintaining a Radiant, Confident Smile
  • Tooth-colored fillings in Tukwila, WA are perhaps our most common restorative treatments that our patients require. It is our goal to restore cavities early, keeping fillings as small as possible. Not only does this mean that decay is caught before any real damage is done, but it also means that the maximum amount of tooth enamel can be saved.

    Why Choose South Seattle Smiles for Tooth-Colored Fillings?

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    Tooth-Colored White Fillings

    There’s no need to keep using silver amalgam fillings when there’s a better option. Cosmetic dentist Dr. Lance Timmerman implements tooth-colored composite restorations in his dental office. Composite fillings bond with the tooth to help rebuild the enamel rather than simply patch it up like a silver filling.

    With a tooth-colored filling, your teeth will match each other, and the composite fillings will blend right in – there won’t be any dark grey or silver areas showing when you laugh or talk. Tooth-colored fillings are the most conservative type of restoration available for minor cavities.

    White fillings are perfect for:

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    Mercury Free, Minimally Invasive

    White fillings are metal and mercury free. Most of them will last as long as 10 years when cared for properly. Since the material is capable of bonding with your tooth, composite fillings are the least invasive type of restoration available.

    Using this method allows Dr. Timmerman to maximize the amount of healthy tooth structure already in your mouth, leading to a stronger repair and healthier smile overall.

    Tooth-Colored Fillings FAQs

    iscover answers to the most common inquiries about these popular dental restorations. Learn about the benefits, procedure, and care involved in tooth-colored fillings, which blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, providing both durability and aesthetic appeal.
    Tooth-colored fillings, also known as composite fillings, are made of a mixture of plastic and fine glass particles. This composite material is designed to match the color of natural teeth, providing a more aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional silver amalgam fillings.
    Tooth-colored fillings have greatly improved in durability over the years and can withstand normal biting and chewing forces. While silver amalgam fillings were traditionally considered more durable, tooth-colored fillings are now a popular and reliable option for most cavities.
    The placement of tooth-colored fillings involves removing the decayed portion of the tooth, preparing the cavity, and then layering and shaping the composite material directly onto the tooth. A special curing light is used to harden the material, and the filling is then polished to match the natural tooth surface.
    Tooth-colored fillings do not require any special care or maintenance beyond good oral hygiene practices. It is important to brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings, just as you would with any other type of filling.
    Yes, tooth-colored fillings can be used on both front and back teeth. They are versatile and can be customized to match the color and shade of your natural teeth, making them virtually indistinguishable.
    Tooth-colored fillings are generally slightly more expensive than silver amalgam fillings. The cost difference is due to the materials used and the additional time and skill required for placement. However, the price may vary depending on the size and location of the cavity and the dental practice.
    Yes, tooth-colored fillings can be used to replace old silver amalgam fillings. This is often done for cosmetic reasons or if the silver amalgam filling is deteriorating or causing other issues. Your dentist can evaluate the condition of your old filling and recommend the most appropriate treatment.
    Tooth sensitivity after getting a tooth-colored filling is uncommon. However, some individuals may experience temporary sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures immediately following the procedure. This sensitivity typically subsides within a few days.
    The lifespan of tooth-colored fillings varies depending on factors such as the size and location of the filling, oral hygiene practices, and individual habits. On average, tooth-colored fillings can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years or more with proper care.
    Tooth-colored fillings can resist staining, but they may become slightly discolored over time if proper oral hygiene is not maintained. Avoiding excessive consumption of foods and drinks that can stain teeth, such as coffee and red wine, can help prevent discoloration. Regular dental cleanings can also help maintain the appearance of tooth-colored fillings.
    Meet Tukwila’s Most Trusted Dentist

    Meet Your Dentist

    Get to Know Lance Timmerman, DMD, PS

    Born and raised in Kirkland, Dr. Timmerman believes that a true dentist is also an artist, and he even displays works of art in our dental office (including a sculpture he made with his own hands) to demonstrate his aesthetic-minded eye.

    Seeing people smile brighter after their appointments is always a joy, which is why his dental office is open to new patients and families who are ready to achieve the dental health and happiness they deserve. If you’d like to learn more about him, just keep reading below.

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    Our patients enjoy the very best when it comes to speed, convenience, and quality of care, and they just love talking about it online!
    Tim Ricks
    1 month ago
    Dr Timmerman is a real pro. He is a gifted crafter of smiles . All on 6 in my case. For years i havent publicly smiled at anyone. My natural teeth had reached the end. Enter Seattle Smiles to give me a solution that restored confidence in myself to present my true self to the world again. The consultation was thorough and very educational to me. Its tough to hear you cant keep your natural teeth anymore but Dr Timmerman did great explaining my options and being honest about the consequences for my oral and general health. I trusted the Dr completely and he did a terrific job on my all on 6 (upper and lower) restoration. Prep and Surgery was well prepared and almost completely painless . Its amazing from the quality of the work performed to the underlying advanced tech to the craftsmenship of my new smile and the great support of Holly to help me explore potential coverage under my health insurance. 1st class staff, top notch Dentist and full support of this journey. On to healing and getting final set late this summer. Very pleased with the results. My wife says she doesnt want me to go out in public because “I look too good”. Thanks Dr Timmerman and staff, you changed my life .
    Kalena Mina
    2 months ago
    Dr. Timmerman is exceptionally skilled and friendly. He exhibits a gentle touch when working on your teeth. His staff is also very welcoming. I once witnessed Dr. Timmerman performing an emergency tooth repair for someone I knew, and he did an excellent job. I wouldn’t consider going to anyone else. My trust in Dr. Timmerman is unwavering at 100%. When it comes to cosmetic dental work, Dr. Timmerman is, without a doubt, the best!
    Lorri Kurth
    10 months ago
    I use Dr.Timmerman for Botox and I’m happy with my results. They were able to get me in the same day. Thank you!!
    Mai Trinh
    1 year ago
    Dr. Timmerman took good care of his clients,he’s professional ,friendly,he’s always use the new technology …Thank you very much Dr.Timmerman and all staffs what you have done for me.
    Cherie Lang
    1 year ago
    Lance and staff do great work. Lance is a very talented dentist. Gail cleaned my teeth today and she’s a soothing soul. Nice to have someone like that in a dental office😉
    Andrew Waters
    2 years ago
    I have lived in the south Seattle area for 10 years and this is by far the best Dental office I have found in the area. Fast, efficient, and pleasant service. Exceptionally skilled and experienced staff. The dental work I have had done at this office is, hands down, the best quality I have ever had done (and I have had a lot done) Exceptional. Highly recommended.
    margaret english
    2 years ago
    If you have embarrassment or fears concerning your teeth /mouth condition this is the place to come. Very professional! They put you immediately at ease. My teeth are in horrible condition. It was difficult for me to even make the apt as I’m so embarrassed to even open my mouth. From the receptionist to the doctor I was treated as if I was the only patient they had that day. They even helped me get financing! Make the call today you won’t be sorry.
    Pam Hendrickson
    2 years ago
    Best dentist ever! I’ve been seeing Dr. Timmerman for over 20 years and he has done some really great work keeping my teeth looking and feeling good each and every year! My last visit was for teeth cleaning and the hygienist did a great job. They sparkle now and feel great.

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