Composite Fillings

Composite Fillings Walla Walla, Wa & Milton-Freewater, Or

Composite fillings are tooth-colored fillings to blend in with the remaining natural part of the tooth. The term composite refers to the actual filling material, which is a mixture of glass or quartz filler in a resin medium.

Composites are “bonded” or attached with adhesive to the tooth often allowing a more conservative repair. Composite fillings require that the tooth be kept clean and dry during the entire filling process, and they are subject to stains and discoloration over time. The life expectancy of a white filling can depend greatly on where it is in your mouth and how heavily your teeth come together when you bite.

Composite resins provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small- to mid-size fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing. They can be used on either front or back teeth. They are a good choice for people who prefer that their fillings look more natural.

Crown Filling Treatment in Milton

A crown is a permanent covering that fits over an original tooth that is either decayed, damaged or cracked. Crowns are made of a variety of different materials such as porcelain, gold, acrylic resin or a mix of these materials. Porcelain generally has the most natural appearance, although it is often less durable.

The treatment plan for a patient receiving a crown involves:

  •    Numbing the tooth to remove the decay in or around it.

  •    Re-sculpturing the tooth to provide an ideal fit for the crown.

  •    Making an impression of your teeth in order to create a custom-made crown (usually takes one to two weeks).

  •    Making a temporary crown out of acrylic resin and fitting it onto the tooth during the interim period when the permanent custom-made crown is being created.

  •    Applying the permanent crown (when received from the lab) by removing the temporary crown and fitting the permanent one onto the tooth.

  •    After ensuring that the crown has the proper look and fit, the dentist cements it into place.

This process generally consists of 2 visits over a three to four week period. Once the procedure is completed, proper dental hygiene, including daily brushing and flossing, is required to maintain healthy, bacteria-free teeth, gums and crowns. This helps in the prevention of gum disease. Given proper care, your crowns can last a lifetime.

Full Dentures

dentures Walla Walla, Wa & Milton-Freewater, Or

Missing teeth can be a painful challenge for anyone. Even one missing tooth makes it hard to chew or speak properly. This problem is worse for those with several missing teeth.

Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health.

A complete denture is a removable prosthesis of white plastic teeth in a pink gum-colored plastic base that rests on the remaining gum ridge once all of the teeth in the arch have been removed. 

Reasons for A Full Denture

• All Teeth missing in the same arch

• Restore chewing ability

• Restore a natural looking smile

• Economical alternative to other procedures

Partial Dentures

A removable partial denture can be a good option to replace multiple missing teeth. This appliance attaches to your natural teeth with clasps and undercuts that keep them in place. Partial dentures are constructed of replacement teeth attached to gum-colored plastic bases connected by a metal framework. 

Full dentures, bone loss in the areas of missing teeth occurs over time, making checkups, relining and repair necessary. 

Fixed Bridges

A bridge is a dental treatment that fills a space that a tooth previously occupied. A bridge may be necessary to prevent:

  •    Shifting of the teeth that can lead to bite problems (occlusion) and/or jaw problems and resultant periodontal disease.

  •    Bridges safeguard the integrity of existing teeth and help maintain a healthy, vibrant smile.

There are three main types of bridges, namely:

  •    Fixed bridge- this is the most popular and consists of a filler tooth that is attached to two crowns, which fit over the existing teeth and hold the bridge in place.

  •    The “Maryland” bridge is commonly used to replace missing front teeth and consists of a filler that is attached to metal bands that are bonded to the abutment teeth. The metal bands consist of a white-colored composite resin that matches existing tooth color.

  •    The Cantilever bridge is often used when there are teeth on only one side of the span. A typical three-unit cantilever bridge consists of two crowned teeth positioned next to each other on the same side of the missing tooth space. The filler tooth is then connected to the two crowned teeth, which extend into the missing tooth space or end.

Service Type
Composite Fillings
Provider Name
Broadway Family Dental ,
508 E Broadway Ave,Milton-Freewater,Oregon-97862,
Telephone No.(541) 937-9090
Milton-Freewater Oregon, Pendleton Oregon, Walla Walla Washington
Composite fillings are tooth-colored fillings to blend in with the remaining natural part of the tooth. The term composite refers to the actual filling material, which is a mixture of glass or quartz filler in a resin medium.