White Fillings Sherwood & Canby

Stop Decay in Its Tracks

One of the best ways to keep your mouth healthy is treating decay early. No matter how much you brush, floss, and keep up with regular dentist appointments, decay, also known as cavities, can develop. Leaving decayed teeth untreated or waiting until you are experiencing pain/discomfort can result in more expensive dental treatment including root canals, crowns or even tooth extraction.

    What Are White Fillings?

    White fillings are known as composite resin fillings. Composite fillings are made of glass, quartz, or ceramic particles mixed in a resin base. The composite is bonded to your tooth structure and cured with a blue light after the decay has been removed from your tooth. Even though the composite fillings are metal free, they are very durable and will last many years with the right aftercare.

    Reasons for composite fillings:

    • Decayed teeth
    • Cracked or broken teeth
    • Chipped teeth
    • Worn down teeth

    Benefits of White Fillings

    • Closely matches the shade and color of your teeth 
    • Resin material is bonded directly to your teeth
    • Removes less tooth structure than with amalgam fillings, reducing the risk of fractured teeth
    • Extremely durable — they can actually strengthen your teeth
    • Safer than amalgam fillings, as they include no mercury

    White Composite Filling Process

    At Cary Dental, we believe a proper diagnosis leads to healthier mouths. We have invested in some of the finest diagnostic tools available to ensure we catch dangerous tooth decay before it gets out of hand. 

    Generally, cavities will be diagnosed during an exam. We will explain the severity of your decay and recommend the treatment right for you. For minimally advanced decay, we will generally recommend a white filling.

    Once diagnosed and you decide to move forward with treatment:

    1. Our office staff will schedule an appointment(s) for you to see the Doctor.
    2. Anesthetic will be used to numb the areas where the fillings are located. 
    3. The decayed area of your tooth or teeth is removed and the composite material is placed to fill in the area that was removed. With composite fillings, we are able to remove only  the necessary decayed tooth structure which reduces compromising the tooth further. 
    4. The last step is to smooth and polish your new restoration to ensure it correctly aligns with your bite. 
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    About Cary Dental

    What can we do for you? At Cary Dental, we are dedicated to helping you improve and maintain your smile. Our non-invasive approach is focused on stopping small issues with your oral health from developing into larger issues. This includes making sure to treat decay when it can be treated simply with a filling, or helping you prevent cavities altogether.

    When you walk into our modern dental offices in Sherwood and Canby, you will feel right at home. Our team will be available to help throughout your entire appointment, and will be there to answer your questions and speak to any concerns you might have.

    The Cary Dental family welcomes you to our practice.

    Insurance and Financing

    We Accept Insurance from Most Insurance Providers

    We are contracted with the following Insurance providers:

    No Insurance? No Problem

    Our in-house dental health savings plan provides the preventive dental care you need while also offering discounts on most additional treatments. Save money on restorative and cosmetic services while maintaining optimum oral health with included preventive treatments.

    Make an investment in a healthy and happy life. Ask for more info at your next appointment.

    Smiles & Stories

    Smile Makeover

    This patient had worn and crooked teeth. Crowns were needed to prevent fractures. Unfortunately, a  misaligned bite would cause the crowns to wear, too. A full mouth rehabilitation, including braces and crowns, was the answer.

    Dental Implants & Smile Makeover

    This patient’s front teeth were discolored and worn. One tooth was cracked and had to be removed. We used a dental implant and four new crowns to restore her smile.

    Orthodontics (Teenager)

    This patient came to our office with crowded teeth, a narrow arch, and poor bite. We used Crozat orthodontics and braces to help her jaw grow, creating room for adult teeth and fixing her poor bite.

    Dental Implants

    This patient was missing her two front teeth. A failing bridge was damaging the supporting teeth. Using two dental implants and four crowns, we restored her smile.

    Orthodontics

    This patient had extremely crowded teeth, impacted canine, and an overbite. We used Crozat orthodontics and braces to correct her bite and bring the impacted tooth into the correct position.

    Dental Implants

    This patient had several failing crowns and missing teeth.  Using a combination of dental implants and crowns, we restored his smile and gave him a more youthful appearance.

    Braces & Implant

    This patient wanted to improve her smile. Her poor bite was causing her teeth to become loose and worn. She also suffered from gum recession. We used invisible braces, a dental implant, and veneers to enhance her smile.

    Crowns & Orthodontic

    This patient had old crowns, tooth decay, and a poor bite. We corrected her bite with the help of custom orthodontics, which helped her new crowns look better and last longer, too.

    Orthodontics (Teenager)

    This patient came to our office with crowded teeth, a narrow arch, and poor bite. We used Crozat orthodontics and braces to help her jaw grow, creating room for adult teeth and fixing her poor bite.

    Dental Implants

    This patient was missing her two front teeth. A failing bridge was damaging the supporting teeth. Using two dental implants and four crowns, we restored her smile.

    Dental Implants & Smile Makeover

    This patient’s front teeth were discolored and worn. One tooth was cracked and had to be removed. We used a dental implant and four new crowns to restore her smile.

    Orthodontics

    This patient had extremely crowded teeth, impacted canine, and an overbite. We used Crozat orthodontics and braces to correct her bite and bring the impacted tooth into the correct position.

    Dental Implants

    This patient had several failing crowns and missing teeth.  Using a combination of dental implants and crowns, we restored his smile and gave him a more youthful appearance.

    Braces and Implant

    This patient wanted to improve her smile. Her poor bite was causing her teeth to become loose and worn. She also suffered from gum recession. We used invisible braces, a dental implant, and veneers to enhance her smile.

    Crowns and Orthodontics

    This patient had old crowns, tooth decay, and a poor bite. We corrected her bite with the help of custom orthodontics, which helped her new crowns look better and last longer, too.

    Smile Makeover

    This patient had worn and crooked teeth. Crowns were needed to prevent fractures. Unfortunately, a  misaligned bite would cause the crowns to wear, too. A full mouth rehabilitation, including braces and crowns, was the answer.

    Dr. Cary is thoughtful, caring, friendly, and spends time explaining what needs to be done and why. His staff is fantastic.

    Donna K.

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