Tooth Fillings

Keep Your Tooth Intact
  • Get a tooth-colored filling that blends in
  • Our fillings are metal-free for peace of mind
  • Ask about our 5% discount for seniors & military

Tooth Fillings in Salem, OR

You can compare Salem tooth fillings to fixing potholes in the road. Just like pothole repair does for a roadway, this restorative treatment corrects damage caused by cavities and gives your teeth a more beautiful look. Nobody likes to think about getting cavities, but if you do, you can count on our team to get your smile back in shape! Our treatment will:

  • Repair the damage left by cavities
  • Blend in beautifully without the use of any metal
  • Make your biting and chewing comfortable again
  • Restore your confidence to smile proudly

If you think you might need a tooth filling, call Bickler Dentistry today at 503-647-4645 to schedule an appointment. Senior citizens and military personnel will receive a five percent discount on our services.

Restore Your Smile With a Dental Filling

Bacteria on your teeth feed on the sugars in your diet to produce acids that can damage your tooth enamel. Over time, this can lead to cavities in your teeth that can cause pain, sensitivity, and other problems.

A tooth filling will stop all that, however. Dr. Bickler will first numb the area of your mouth where he’s working so that you don’t feel any discomfort. Sedation is also available if you need help getting comfortable.

Our tooth fillings are made from tooth-colored composite resin material and don’t contain any metal. Dr. Bickler will:

  • Select a shade that closely matches your tooth color so that it blends in perfectly with your smile.
  • Prep the tooth, then apply the composite to it to fill in the cavity
  • Cure the repair with an ultraviolet light

You’ll be able to bite and chew with your new restoration almost immediately afterward. With proper care, your filling should last at least several years.

For beautiful tooth fillings in Salem, look no further than Bickler Dentistry. Call us today at 503-647-4645 to schedule an appointment. You can also make an appointment online.

Common Questions About Tooth Fillings

What are white tooth fillings made of?

White fillings are made out of composite resin, which is a blend of ceramic and plastic. We can match the color of this material to your other teeth so that it will look completely natural in your smile. Unlike amalgam (metal) fillings, white fillings don’t contain mercury. So they’re a good choice for patients who prefer to avoid mercury.

Which tooth fillings are safe?

All dental fillings are safe for most patients. However, some studies have raised concerns about the long-term health impact of mercury, which is used in amalgam fillings. Both the FDA and the American Dental Association say mercury in fillings is safe. However, mercury isn’t a concern at all with our composite fillings.

How long do tooth fillings last?

The life of fillings will vary, depending on their location and your oral hygiene, among other factors. A composite filling typically lasts from five to 10 years. No filling is designed to last a lifetime. You can maximize the life span of any filling by brushing and flossing every day and visiting us at least twice a year for professional cleanings.

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