Dental fillings are used to restore teeth that are damaged or decayed. To place a filling, your dentist will first remove the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth and clean the tooth. He will then fill in the tooth with the chosen filling material. At the dental office of Ryan D. Sparks, DMD, we offer both composite (tooth-colored) and amalgam (silver) fillings to meet all of your needs and desires. Dr. Sparks will shape and polish your dental filling to make sure it fits your mouth comfortably and aesthetically. A dental filling can effectively restore the structure, function, and health of an affected tooth. Please call our Corvallis, Oregon dental office to learn more about how fillings can improve your dental health and to schedule your consultation.