Damage to your tooth, no matter how small, can result in a serious infection that can cause a great deal of discomfort and could even result in an extraction. If you have a tooth that is suffering from decay or trauma, our dentist may recommend using a dental filling to protect the pulp and nerve and to restore the appearance and function of your tooth. To get your tooth the help it needs and to learn more about dental fillings in Portland, Oregon, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Paul Chung. Call Springwater Dental at 503-228-5059 today, and our team will be happy to help you plan your visit.
A dental filling is a restoration used to repair minor to moderate tooth damage. We may recommend a filling if a tooth has been damaged by decay (for example, if it has a cavity), or if a tooth suffers from minor fracturing or chipping. The dental filling is used to restore the tooth to its original structure and function, and to return your smile to good health. At Springwater Dental, we use composite or tooth-colored fillings that are also known as white fillings. These fillings contain no metal. The composite resin is blended to match the color of your tooth and easily fills the area. Composite fillings are durable, and no one else has to know that you have them. They are perfect for teeth that are easily visible in your smile but are strong enough to be used for all of your teeth.
The process for placing a filling requires just one comfortable visit to our office. Our dentist will first remove the decayed and damaged portion of the tooth, then clean it to remove all traces of decay. We then fill the area with the filling material and shape it to match your tooth’s shape. Finally, the filling is hardened for a lasting restoration.
If one of your teeth is decayed or damaged, a dental filling may be a great choice for restoring your oral health and function. We invite you to call or visit us today to learn more about dental fillings and to schedule your next appointment with our team. We look forward to caring for your smile!