Address areas of decay with quality dental fillings

Tooth decay is a serious concern. It can impact the health of a tooth and also cause pain. If you have a tooth that is affected by decay, getting it treated as soon as possible is important. At Cosmos Dentistry of Bellevue, Washington, Dr. Tokiko Poppe and her team can diagnose areas of decay and talk to patients about their options for dental fillings.

Cavity filling solutions available

There are many options available for treating tooth decay, but one of the most effective is dental fillings. Dental fillings can help restore a tooth’s health and protect it from further decay.

At Cosmos Dentistry, we offer a wide range of cavity filling options. We can help you choose the right type of filling for your needs and ensure that the filling is placed correctly. We use only the highest quality materials for our fillings, so you can be confident that your tooth will be well-protected. Most of our patients love our tooth-colored fillings, which are made of composite resin. These fillings blend in with the smile to ensure discreet treatment, unlike other materials such as silver amalgam, which are dark gray and easy to spot.

What to expect from your dental filling appointment

When you come in for a dental filling, we will first numb the area around the tooth to ensure your comfort. Once the numbing product has taken effect, we then remove the decay from the tooth. Next, we place the filling material directly into the cavity and shape it to fit snugly. We will then harden, or cure, the filling material with a special light. As the last step, we polish the tooth to give it a natural appearance.

Request an appointment to learn more about dental fillings with Cosmos Dentistry

If you are concerned about tooth decay or if you have a tooth that is already decayed, contact us today to schedule an appointment. We will be happy to discuss your treatment options with you and help you choose the best solution for your needs. Call (425) 448-4770 to request a visit at 1515 116th Ave NE, Suite #301.

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Dr. Tokiko Poppe

Dr. Tokiko Poppe graduated from the University of the Pacific's Arthur Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. She has received extensive training in all aspects of dentistry and was involved in craniofacial research and studies on cleft lip and palate in school.

Dr. Poppe also completed a General Practice Residency in California, where she cared for medically-compromised adults at Veterans Hospital and children under general anesthesia at the University Medical Center. She is a member of the ADA, AAGO, AAPMD, WSDA, SKCD, AGD, American Laser Study, TBI Ambassadors, and AMR advanced program. She has completed Spear Education which dentists pursue to learn complex restorative dentistry. Dr. Poppe is also an osteopathic-trained dentist, having learned the whole-body approach from osteopathic physicians. She follows continuing education to stay abreast of the latest dental trends and enjoys sharing her knowledge with her community.

She also holds a Japanese dental license and speaks Japanese and English.