A common way to restore teeth with minor damage or decay is by applying a dental filling. A patient will often receive a dental filling due to the presence of a cavity, which refers to a small hole or void in a tooth. Cavities are relatively normal, and most people will develop a cavity at some point during their lives; however, if left untreated, bacteria and food particles can use a cavity to access the interior of the tooth and cause further damage. With this in mind, patients should receive treatments for cavities as soon as possible.
At Advanced Lisle Dental, our fillings are made from a tooth-colored composite material that is designed to leave teeth strong and durable. This substance consists of quartz and glass fillers that are housed in of a resin medium, and it is significantly safer than the materials used in traditional metal fillings. After receiving a tooth-colored filling, your tooth will be stronger than before, while still looking natural.
When providing a filling, we start by carefully removing any damaged or decayed portions from the tooth. Once the tooth is clean, we apply the filling material and then harden it using a dental curing light. This will provide the material with the strength and stability of a natural tooth. Finally, we shape and polish the tooth in order to provide it with the desired appearance. Afterwards, the patient will be able to continue with their usual brushing and flossing habits.
If you are suffering from a cavity and you would like to learn more about our dental fillings, please call us at (630) 326-4060 to schedule an appointment.