We specialize in restoring and preserving the health of your teeth, ensuring a strong and resilient smile.
What Are Dental Fillings?
Dental fillings are restorative materials used to repair teeth that have been damaged by decay or cavities. This common dental procedure involves removing the decayed portion of the tooth and filling the void with a durable material to restore both function and aesthetics.
Types of Dental Fillings
Composite Fillings: Made of a tooth-colored resin, composite fillings blend seamlessly with natural teeth, providing a discreet and aesthetically pleasing solution.
Amalgam Fillings: Composed of a mixture of metals, including silver, tin, copper, and mercury, amalgam fillings are known for their durability and affordability.
Ceramic Fillings: Crafted from porcelain or other ceramics, these fillings are durable, resistant to staining, and closely match the color of natural teeth.
What Should I Expect During My Appointment?
Our Elgin dentist starts your appointment by numbing around the tooth that needs filling. The procedure uses a local anesthetic; the filling will be comfortable and will not cause you any pain. Next, the decayed part of the tooth is removed using special tools, and cleaned to make sure no bacteria remains. After that, the tooth is filled with material, which will result in a completely natural looking tooth.
Benefits of Dental Fillings
Preservation of Tooth Structure: Dental fillings prevent the spread of decay and preserve the remaining healthy tooth structure.
Restored Functionality: Fillings restore the functionality of the affected tooth, allowing for normal chewing and biting.
Aesthetic Improvement: Tooth-colored fillings provide a natural appearance, maintaining the cosmetic integrity of your smile.
Alternatives to Dental Fillings
While dental fillings are a common and effective solution, alternative treatments may include dental crowns for more extensive damage, inlays/onlays, or, in some cases, root canal therapy. Our Elgin dental team will assess your specific situation and recommend the most suitable treatment for optimal oral health.
Why Choose Us?
Our commitment to your oral health includes:
A Thorough First Appointment – the first appointment is with the doctor so he can really take the time to get to know you. He starts by reviewing your overall medical and dental history with you, assesses the X-rays that were taken, and discusses a treatment plan specific just for you. In many cases the doctor also does your cleaning, giving you more time to get to know each other better.
Experienced Dentist and staff: Our skilled and compassionate dental team is dedicated to providing top-notch care.
State-of-the-Art Technology: We utilize advanced technology for accurate diagnostics and effective treatments.
Patient-Centered Approach: Your comfort and well-being are our priorities.