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Century Dental
Phone: (971) 708-1608
2831 SE Cornelius Pass Rd.
Hillsboro OR 97123
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Jeff R. Call, DMD, FAGD, FICOI
Dix C. Densley, DDS, FAGD, FICOI

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What to Do if a Filling Even Becomes Loose


Posted on 7/10/2019 by Century Dental LLC
What to Do if a Filling Even Becomes LooseFillings are an economical and excellent way to repair a tooth that is decayed. Fillings can last a long time if they are done well and if you take care of your teeth properly. We see patients who have had fillings for 20 years before they have to come in because a problem has developed.

If you think you have a loose filling, call us and make an appointment as soon as you can. In the meantime, avoid chewing on foods that are sticky or that are crunchy. If you can avoid eating on that side of your mouth, that would be ideal. Also, be careful when you brush because that could loosen it more.

When you come in, we will check your filling and see if it is loose and if it is, what the treatment plan would be. It could be reinforced or if it has been damaged, it may need to be replaced.

How Do I Know if It's Loose?


Most people run their tongue across their teeth at some point during the days. When you do this, if you have a loose filling, you may notice that it feels different. You may feel edges that used to be smooth, for example. Or, you may notice a small space where there was not one before.

Another sign is that your tooth may become sensitive. You may notice pain when you drink or eat something that is hot or cold. Though this can also be a sign that you have a cavity, if it is combined with a difference in the way your tooth is shaped, it is more likely a loose filling.

If by chance your filling should fall out, call us immediately. Save the filling if possible. You should clean it well to avoid bacteria forming on it and bring it with you when you come to see us. Many times the original filling is fine, it was the dental cement that failed. In these cases, the filling can be recemented in place.
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Century Dental Creating the Smiles You Dream of!


Welcome to Century Dental, where we make your beautiful smile our business! Dr. Densley and Dr. Call have teamed up to create the driving force in the dental industry of the Pacific Northwest. We have put together a team of highly skilled, professional staff.

Hillsboro Family Dentist


We take great pride in creating a comfortable and friendly environment where our patients can have a positive dental experience. Located in Hillsboro, our office is easily accessible as it is right off of Oregon Route 8. We have gone to great lengths to make sure our office is both state-of-the-art and also comfortable and inviting.

Services Offered


Preventive Dentistry

We are passionate about preventing problems before they start. We do so by educating our patients about what positive dental habits they can be forming and having our patients visit us twice a year for exams and cleanings.

Restorative Dentistry

We understand that often, due to circumstances outside of your control, your mouth may need restorative actions taken. That’s why we offer a bevy of restorative procedures to bring your smile back to it’s original luster.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Frequently we hear that the procedures that make the biggest difference in our patient’s smiles are cosmetic in nature. Whitening, veneers and Invisalign® are just a few of the cosmetic procedure we offer!

IV Sedation

For those patients that need more than just oral sedation we offer what is often called “sleep sedation”. If anxiety is an issue or if the procedure calls for it we can easily place you under full anesthesia to ensure that you rest peacefully through the whole thing.

Dental Implants

If you have lost a tooth or are looking at tooth removal as an option, dental implants are the most highly recommended form of replacement for teeth. Dental implants involve inserting a titanium post into your jaw which will fuse with your bone structure. The post will be topped with a crown made specifically to fit your bite. The result is a form of tooth replacement that looks and acts exactly as your real tooth would. It even prevents bone loss, which is a common side effect of tooth loss.

Dental Technology


We are happy to use a great variety of cutting edge technology in our practice. Digital X-rays are one of our staples in dental tech. Standard X-rays can take time to view and process but with the advent of digital X-rays we can view the inner workings of your mouth almost instantly. We are also able to take higher quality X-rays that allow us to detect things like tooth decay within the tooth, cysts, tumors, and impacted teeth. Further, the radiation you receive from a digital X-ray device is about 1/5th that of a standard X-ray.

We also offer intraoral cameras and ultrasonic scalers. The intraoral cameras aid us in detecting any issues within your mouth that may need further dental attention. Ultrasonic scalers are by far the most effective method for removing built up plaque and tartar that has accumulated on teeth.

More questions?


If you have any more questions please feel free to browse our Frequently Asked Questions page or give us a call today at 971-708-1608. We look forward to hearing from you!
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