A dental filling is one of the most common services our dentists perform at Smiles Dental. Dr. Sharp and Dr. Martin are pleased to offer composite fillings, which are sometimes called white or tooth-colored fillings because their color can be adjusted to blend in with your natural tooth color. Our dentists are also proud to also offer mercury-free dentistry, which includes composite fillings that are free from mercury. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of a composite dental filling in Roseburg, Oregon, we invite you to contact us today.
A dental filling is a restoration used to repair minor to moderate tooth damage. We may recommend a filling if your tooth has been damaged by tooth decay (for example, if your tooth has a cavity), or if your 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. There are two main types of dental fillings available: amalgam fillings and composite fillings.
The process for placing a filling requires just one comfortable visit to our office. Our dentists will first remove the decayed and damaged portion of your tooth, and then clean the tooth to remove all traces of decay. We then fill the tooth with the filling material and shape it to match your tooth’s shape. Finally, the filling is hardened for a lasting restoration.
If your tooth 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!