Tooth-Colored Fillings

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WHAT ARE TOOTH-COLORED FILLINGS?

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Whether you need to fill in the remnants of tooth decay or visible imperfections, one of the most common restorative dentistry procedures is dental filling. Dental fillings are manufactured substances used to fix decayed or damaged teeth. At the same time, dental fillings are made from a combination of metals, plastics, or ceramics; composite or tooth-colored fillings reign supreme.  So, book an appointment for composite fillings in Westmont, IL, by calling (630) 812-7755 or messaging Evolve Dentistry online.

DID YOU KNOW THAT REPLACING EXISTING METAL FILLINGS WITH TOOTH-COLORED FILLINGS IS POSSIBLE?

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Statistically, if you’re over 30, it’s likely that you’ve had a cavity at one point in your life and have an outdated amalgam or metal filling. When they laugh or smile, some are embarrassed by the gray, metallic color. Others are worried about the uneven distribution synonymous with amalgam fillings, raising the risk of cracks and fractures.

Bid farewell to those silver spots in your smile! If you’ve received an amalgam or gold filling in the past, it’s not too late to replace it with a tooth-colored filling. Dentists remove amalgam fillings daily, and it’s so commonplace that many insurance companies cover amalgam filling replacement.  Plus, tooth-colored, composite fillings strengthen teeth because they bond directly to the tooth.

HOW IT WORKS

Fluoride treatment is straightforward, and here’s what you can expect:

BEFORE

At your initial consultation, Dr. Sana Ahmed or Dr. Juned Mohammed will closely examine the dental surfaces and take digital x-rays to visualize the extent of the damage. Then, they will go over treatment options.

DURING

Dental fillings almost always require anesthesia, We use high speed electric handpieces to cut the tooth gently and completely remove the decay. Then, they will gently and efficiently prepare the tooth using laser light to discard any undesirable tissue while simultaneously cauterizing the area. Then, our talented dentist will fill in the tooth to protect it and reshape it.

AFTER

Generally, you can treat a filled tooth much like any other tooth. Brush, floss, and schedule regular dental visits. However, we ask that you’re gentle with your filled teeth, so they don’t wear down prematurely.  Also, tooth-colored filings last between 5 to 7 years. At that point, they should be replaced.

WHAT ISSUES CAN A DENTAL FILLING SOLVE?

Dental fillings have been used in dentistry for centuries. Some reasons why people get tooth-colored fillings are:

  • Repairing minor cavities, holes, and fractures
  • Fixing discoloration and staining
  • Replacing old fillings

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Does fluoride treatment taste bad or feel weird?

Fluoride varnish itself doesn’t taste bad. Usually, it’s a little bit minty. Furthermore, it does feel a tad slimy but understand that the unusual texture lasts only a few minutes and is quickly rinsed away.

Is it possible to still have a cavity after fluoride treatment?

Fluoride alone doesn’t guarantee protection from tooth decay. When paired with an excellent diet, daily hygiene, and frequent dental checkups, fluoride can help prevent cavities from forming.

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How long do fillings take?

Typically, dental fillings can be completed in one session, which takes 30 to 60 minutes.

Can tooth-colored fillings fall out?

Composite fillings are not intended to last forever, and daily wear and tear can weaken a tooth-colored filling. Eventually, the dental filling can loosen or break. If this happens, schedule a same-day dental appointment in Westmont, IL.

IS IT TIME TO VISIT A RESTORATIVE DENTIST IN WESTMONT, IL?

The Evolve Dentistry team can help you feel tooth and jaw pain relief fast. Call (630) 812-7755 or message us online. We look forward to assisting you and your loved ones.

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