Using dental fillings to treat cavities

Dental Fillings

If you have a cavity harming your smile, then visit our dentists so we can heal your teeth with a dental filling. After Dr. Kaveen removes the decayed tooth tissues, we will restore their structure by placing a durable filling. Please call our team at Portland Dental if you would like to learn more about the benefits of our dental fillings in Portland, Oregon.

3D Filling

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 suffers from minor fracturing or chipping. The dental filling is used to restore the tooth to its original structure and function, and 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 dental filling requires just one comfortable visit to our office. Our dentists 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 by our dentists 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 schedule your next appointment with our dentists and team. We look forward to caring for your smile!

Cavities, or tooth decay, can damage a natural tooth. However, dental fillings can protect and strengthen the tooth and keep it from becoming infected. Drs. Kaveendra Ranasinghe and Cameron Schwab of Portland Dental in Portland, Oregon, encourage you to learn about using tooth-colored fillings as opposed to silver amalgam fillings used in other dental practices.

What are composite dental fillings?

Dental fillings are a type of tooth-colored filling made from synthetic composite resins. It is designed to match the color and texture of your teeth, making it an aesthetically pleasing option for restoring damaged teeth.

What are the benefits of composite restorations?

It is highly durable and can be used to repair chips, cracks, cavities, and discoloration in teeth. Composite resin dental fillings are also relatively easy to apply since they can be molded into any desired shape or size for a perfect fit. Additionally, composite resin fillings are biocompatible and provide an excellent seal that helps prevent further decay by sealing out bacteria and other debris. Compound resin fillings can last up to a decade or more with proper care. Overall, composite resin dental fillings offer an attractive, affordable, and effective alternative to more traditional silver fillings.

What can I expect when getting a composite resin cavity filling?

Getting a composite resin cavity filling is relatively straightforward. Your dentist will begin by numbing the area around the tooth with a local anesthetic. Afterward, your dentist will remove any decay or damage in the affected area before cleaning and preparing it for the composite resin filling. The material is then applied and shaped to match your teeth perfectly while being hardened by a specialized curing light. Once complete, you can expect your new composite resin dental filling to blend flawlessly into your smile!

Request an appointment to learn more about composite restorations

At our office, patient satisfaction is paramount. We want to ensure all our patients receive quality restorative care that meets their goals and expectations. If you are considering composite resin dental fillings for yourself or a loved one, please do not wait to talk to Drs. Kaveendra Ranasinghe and Cameron Schwab of Portland Dental. The office is in Portland, OR at 511 SW 10th Avenue, Suite #1206, and can be reached by calling (503) 221-8123.