A dental filling is a common dental procedure aimed at repairing minor to moderate damage in teeth. This restorative treatment is recommended for instances where a tooth has been affected by decay, resulting in a cavity or has experienced slight chipping or fracturing. The primary objective of a dental filling is to reinstate the tooth’s original structure, functionality and overall oral health.
At our office, we provide only composite, or tooth-colored dental fillings. These fillings are made from a tooth-colored resin material, making them a more aesthetically pleasing option as they closely match the natural color of the teeth. In addition to their aesthetic benefits, composite fillings are minimally invasive and bond strongly with your teeth to provide you with a better long-term option for the health and strength of your teeth.
The procedure for placing a dental filling typically involves a single comfortable visit to the dental office. Our skilled dentist will initially remove the damaged or decayed portion of the tooth. This area is then meticulously cleaned to eliminate any traces of decay. Subsequently, the prepared space is filled with the chosen filling material, which is shaped to mimic the contours of the original tooth. Finally, the filling is solidified using advanced techniques, ensuring a long-lasting restoration.
If you are dealing with a decayed or damaged tooth, opting for a dental filling can be an effective solution to restore both your oral health and the functionality of your tooth. We encourage you to get in touch with Maxus Dental today by calling our team at 503-334-0930 to learn more about dental fillings in Aloha, Oregon, and to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kristy Lin. We are committed to providing top-notch care and helping you achieve a healthy and confident smile.