Teeth free of cavities set an individual up for a healthy beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime. At the office of Dr. David Carothers, we provide patients with composite tooth-colored fillings as both an esthetic and functional method of repairing teeth affected by cavities.
Call us today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Carothers for composite fillings in Portland, OR.
Protecting and Enhancing Smiles
Even with a rigorous routine of flossing every day and night, some cavities are determined to penetrate the enamel and invade teeth. Thankfully, our practice takes a proactive approach to restoring smiles using composite fillings.
After decay has been removed from a tooth, we fill the space using tooth-colored resin material able to match the shine of natural teeth. Patients avoid the look of metal while restoring their smile’s health. Our tooth-colored fillings provide both the esthetic and functional qualities needed for a natural replacement while maintaining durability for years to come. Composite fillings can last up to 20 years with proper care and routine visits to the dentist.
Our procedures are conducted in an incredibly efficient manner with anesthetic only being applied when requested or if necessary.
Why Replace Silver Fillings?
While the FDA has approved the use of amalgam for adults and children ages 6 and above, it doesn’t deny the notion that mercury releases a toxin that can be damaging to health. Mercury toxicity can cause anxiety, irritability, memory loss, headaches, and fatigue. For this reason, our practice chooses to avoid the use of amalgam, as well as provide a replacement option for those with existing silver fillings.
Our process of replacing amalgam fillings follows all protocols to remove mercury safely and properly. During the procedure, the tooth is protected with a dental dam to prevent bacteria and saliva from entering the tooth while exposed. After ensuring sanitary conditions, we prepare the tooth, place the restoration, polish, floss, and send you on your way.
Schedule Your Appointment today
Our team works diligently to help patients achieve their most beautiful and healthy smile yet. A composite filling is just one restorative option we offer to improve oral health and the look of your smile. Call our dental practice in Portland, OR and schedule a consultation with Dr. David Carothers today!