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Dental fillings are commonly used dental restorations that can help your teeth and entire oral health. However, because they are associated with cavities, they can also be a little scary and overwhelming. This doesn’t have to be the case. To help you know a little more about these restorations so you can feel more prepared in the dental chair when you restore a tooth, our dentist, Dr. Ryan D. Sparks, is happy to give you answers to common questions about fillings.

Q: What is a dental filling?

A: A dental filling is a strong material that can restore a tooth after decay has damaged it. There are many dental filling materials available, like amalgam, composite resin, and even porcelain.

Q: What are the benefits of a dental filling?

A: A dental filling can restore the health of a tooth, eliminate a cavity, prevent future cavities, and restore the full function of the tooth.

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, he will use a special dental tool to remove the decay from the tooth. Next, he will deeply clean the tooth. When it’s clean, he will place the filling and will harden it.

If you have any questions about dental fillings in Corvallis, Oregon, please don’t be afraid to ask our dental team at Ryan D. Sparks, DMD. All you need to do is dial 541-754-9322 and we will be more than happy to assist you, even if it’s just by giving you the answers you’re looking for!