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Dental fillings are great restorations that can help you and your smile in many ways; however, they can also be confusing and even a bit overwhelming, especially if you don’t know much about them. So, if you’re nervous about your dentists, Dr. Swensen or Dr. Balkins, restoring your oral health with a dental filling in Corvallis, Oregon, our dental team is happy to help you feel better by giving you answers to frequently asked questions about dental fillings.

Q: What is a dental filling?

A: A dental filling is a strong and reliable dental material that can save a tooth when it has been damaged by decay. In other words, it can repair a tooth that has a cavity. There are many filling types you can use to restore your smile, like silver (amalgam), composite, and even porcelain fillings. For details about each filling, please ask your dentist.

Q: What are the benefits of a dental filling?

A: A dental filling can help your tooth by restoring its health and function. It can also remove the cavity, prevent future cavities, and eliminate your pain and discomfort.

Q: What is the process of placing a dental filling?

A: The process of placing a filling is easy and simple. First, your dentist will numb the area to help you feel comfortable in the dental chair. Then, they will use a special dental tool to remove the decay from the tooth. To ensure it is all gone, they will deeply clean the tooth. Next, they will fill the tooth with the desired dental filling and will harden the filling in place.

For more information and details about dental fillings and other restorations, please remember that our dental team at North Point Dental Group, LLC is always here to help you, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. All you need to do is dial 541-754-4017 and we will be more than happy to give you the tips and answers you need!