Preserve Your Smile with Tooth-Colored Fillings

About a quarter of adults have untreated cavities. Source.
While cavities may seem like minor issues, they can quickly progress into more significant problems if left untreated. That’s why you need to visit us for regular cleanings and exams. Our team focuses on early intervention, so you can avoid problems that can potentially harm your confident smile. Your dentist wants you to fully understand your procedure. So they communicate clearly about all of your treatment options.

Your dentist uses a near infrared cavity detection technology to catch these issues in their early stages. We use dental fillings made of tooth-colored composite to repair cavities. This option is:

  • Esthetically Pleasing – Composite fillings blend in with your other teeth, providing a discreet solution for cavity treatment.
  • Minimally invasive – Your dentist won’t have to remove as much of your natural tooth structure to place composite fillings. This results in a stronger and more fully intact smile.
  • Durable – Compared to metal fillings, composite fillings bond more easily to your tooth. So there is less of a risk that they will fall out or suffer damage from the daily wear and tear of chewing.
  • Biocompatible – Composite fillings are made from safe and non-toxic materials. They are compatible with your body and reduce the risk of allergic reactions.
  • Versatile – Tooth-colored fillings can not only treat cavities, they also work well for repairing minor cracks or other areas of damage.

If you have a larger cavity, your dentist may suggest a full or partial dental crown instead. It will restore the appearance and function of your tooth. Feel nervous about any treatment? Ask us about our sedation options. They will help you relax during your appointment.

Call 503-446-6919 for tooth fillings in Tigard. You can also schedule online.