If a tooth is decayed or damaged, we may recommend a filling. Fillings are one of the most basic restorative dental treatments available, and they are especially popular for repairing cavities. There are two main types of dental fillings: composite fillings and amalgam fillings. Composite fillings, also known as white fillings or tooth-colored fillings, are created using composite resin. This type of dental filling is both durable and aesthetic; the color of the composite filling is matched to your natural tooth color. Amalgam fillings, on the other hand, are silver in color and are created from a mixture of metals. Both composite and amalgam fillings are used to restore the health and function of a tooth that suffers from mild to moderate decay or damage.
Dental fillings can be completed in only one visit to Northwest Dental Arts & Sleep Therapy. Your knowledgeable dentist will first remove the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth, then clean the tooth. Dr. Jennifer B. Frankel will then fill in the tooth with the chosen filling material. She will carefully sculpt the filling to comfortably fit your bite. The dental filling is hardened using a special light. When complete, the filling restores your oral health. For more information on dental fillings in Keizer, Oregon, please call or visit us today.