Kyle D. Kern, DMD
Family & General Dentist located in Newberg, OR
Fillings can prevent further decay and restore your smile. Tooth-colored fillings blend in with your teeth and offer a discrete, natural look compared to traditional silver amalgam fillings. At his office in Newburg, Oregon, Kyle D. Kern, DMD, provides tooth-colored fillings for patients who have cavities and other minor dental flaws and concerns. Dr. Kern and his team use the highest quality dental tools and equipment. Call or schedule your check-up online.
Why would I need a filling?
Fillings are designed to restore your teeth, and tooth-colored fillings are a more natural-looking alternative to the traditional silver fillings. They fill a space, support the tooth structure, and prevent further decay.
Dr. Kern recommends fillings for patients who have cavities or suffer from tooth decay. They’re an effective preventive care method, a cosmetic solution, and a practical treatment for minor dental flaws.
Treating cavities and decay usually involves removing the decayed portions of the tooth and a small amount of the surrounding tissue structure.
Tooth fillings work great for smaller restorations, but for larger restorations—for example, a large cavity area—a crown or other prosthesis might be recommended.
What can I expect when I get a filling?
The first step is a consultation with Dr. Kern. It's your opportunity to address your goals and concerns and decide if tooth-colored fillings are right for you.
Using an anesthetic, Dr. Kern removes the decayed tooth material. He uses great care and precision to ensure this part of the procedure causes minimal discomfort.
Once the decayed areas are removed, Dr. Kern applies a mild acid to help the composite bond to your tooth. He then carefully applies the composite onto your tooth in small layers.
A special dental light hardens each layer before the next layer is applied. With small alterations throughout the process, the filling is made to match your bite for maximum comfort and practicality.
What are the benefits of tooth-colored fillings?
Tooth-colored fillings blend in with your natural teeth. Most tooth-colored fillings aren’t noticeable at all and provide a preferred alternative to the traditional silver amalgam fillings that could catch the light and draw attention.
Many people opt for tooth-colored fillings to help them restore their natural smile but without anyone noticing they’ve had dental treatment.
Modern tooth-colored fillings are practical and use high-quality dental materials. They bond to your tooth seamlessly, and the color is a perfect match.
Rest assured, you’ll have plenty of information and time to address your concerns and ask any questions you might have.
Call Kyle D. Kern, DMD, or schedule your appointment online.