Tooth Filling Lacey


Dental restoration does not always have to involve a root canal. If the tooth decay is addressed before it reaches the pulp, the cavity can be sealed with a dental filling. While you want to maintain good oral hygiene to prevent tooth decay, make sure to receive a tooth filling if any cavities occur.

Visit the dental office of Austin R. Smith III, DDS if you need to get tooth filling done in the Lacey, WA area. We offer white composite filling, which is a much better alternative to the traditional silver amalgam filling.

We suggest that you do not ignore a dental cavity until it causes severe pain or discomfort. The affected tooth will only get worse and you would eventually have to get costlier treatment or lose the tooth. Come to us for tooth filling in Lacey when you observe symptoms of cavity like:

  • Hole in the tooth that can be seen or felt
  • Floss tearing at a particular spot
  • Food always getting stuck in certain teeth
  • A rough or chipped tooth

Lacey Dental Filling


Besides the above-mentioned visible signs of tooth damage, throbbing pain while biting/chewing and sensitivity of teeth to pressure, certain temperatures or sweet food items also indicate that it is time to visit us for a dental filling procedure.

During the dental filling process at our Lacey area clinic, the dentist removes the decaying tooth material, cleans the cavity and puts in composite or porcelain fillings. To ensure total patient comfort, we perform the tooth filling using:

  • State-of-the-art technology
  • Safe sedation techniques
  • Pleasant, compassionate chairside manners

Though cavities are the foremost reason why patients see us for a dental filling, we also offer composite filling to repair fractured teeth or ones damaged by stress from by prolonged habit of clenching and grinding teeth.

Composite Filling Lacey


For quite a long time, cavity filling used to be done with cast gold or silver amalgam. The use of these materials reduced drastically after the introduction of the tooth-colored porcelain or composite filling.

The white tooth filling is preferred by patients as it is aesthetically pleasing and restores the natural look of the damaged tooth. However, we recommend composite filling for our Lacey area patients also because it:

  • Requires minimal drilling of the tooth
  • Bonds strongly to the tooth
  • Lasts longs
  • Is repairable

Contact us to learn more about white composite filling for decaying teeth.

Call (360) 352-2400 to schedule an appointment for dental filling at the Lacey area clinic of Austin R. Smith III, DDS.