When a cavity develops in an obvious area of your smile, such as the front teeth, tooth-colored dental fillings may be the ideal treatment to repair your smile. Drs. Kaveen and Schwab offer composite dental fillings at Portland Dental because their tooth-colored material keeps your smile looking natural and beautiful.
We create your composite dental fillings from powdered glass and acrylic resin to match the material to the color of your tooth. Before placing your filling, our dentist extracts any dental decay and then cleans the remaining tooth structure. The filling is placed one layer at a time, using a special ultraviolet light to cure–or harden–each layer before the next one is added. Because the tooth needs to be kept dry to allow the filling to bond, the process of placing a composite filling can take longer than other dental filling procedures.
Though composite dental fillings are an excellent cosmetic choice, they have a higher risk of staining and discoloration than silver fillings. To keep your composite filling looking great, you should reduce your intake of highly pigmented foods and beverages, as well as brush your teeth twice per day and floss at least once a day. We highly recommend visiting the dentist every six months for dental cleanings, exams, and an analysis of the health of your dental filling and when it will need to be replaced.
To learn more about the benefits of composite dental fillings in Portland, Oregon, and to determine if they are right for your smile, call (503) 221-8123 and schedule an appointment with our dentist today!