Beautiful Smiles        Microscopically Assisted Dentistry        Gentle Dentistry


 Gregory C. Dilger D.D.S.           General Dentist            1353 Edgewater St.          West Salem          (503) 378-0466   

Metal Free White Fillings
No Mercury! No Metals! No Kidding!

Tooth colored composite fillings, or white fillings as we call them, are a great alternative to traditional silver amalgam fillings. The advantages of composite fillings are many. Befor and after white fillingsComposite fillings look more natural. They blend in with the existing tooth structure, and often are not visible to the casual observer. They are a plastic composite material, so there is no metal and no mercury in them. This is good for the environment as there is less waste mercury entering the waste water system. Only the damaged or decayed part of the tooth must be removed to place a composite filling, so the restoration is more conservative.  


Because composite fillings are bonded to tooth surfaces they are less likely to become loose or break thus increasing your tooth’s natural strength. And because they are bonded to the tooth structure, they are more decay resistant. They are also less likely to become temperature sensitive because they will not conduct hot or cold like a metal filling would. 


Removing existing metal fillings and replacing them with composite tooth colored filling is a fast and affordable way to make an immediate and positive change in your smile. 

Ready to appoint?  Call Julie at (503) 378-0466, or Request An Appointment


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Patient Testamonials


Dear Dr. Dilger:


It all started with my initial phone call to Dr. Dilger's office. I felt so comfortable from the start and after I came in for my first visit it's been all about what I want and what Dr. Dilger and his staff recommends for me. All around, it's been the best dental experience I've ever had.


Al P.




Going to the dentist used to be a nightmare experience for me. That's all changed when I came to Dr. Dilger. Dr. Dilger's office staff are so warm and welcoming. Visiting them is like going home. Dr. Dilger's calm and caring manner erased all my dental anxiety and for the first time in my life I found myself relaxed in a dental chair. Dr. Dilger and his staff really took the time to get to know me and my concerns. They talked with me about my fears and helped me address my anxiety. Now I visit the dentist and I'm not afraid. I can not express the difference Dr. Dilger has made in my dental life! Thanks so much Dr. D.


Molly F.




I love my new smile.  It was so easy too.  Nearly pain free.  I am considering my lower teeth at a later date.


Debbie E.