The Different Materials used for a Dental Filling
Amalgam- The most common option because it is inexpensive and has a long-life expectancy. The Amalgam, or metal filling, is made from metal alloy and will appear silver in color. This material is used often on the biting surface of your molars.
Gold-Not as popular today because of the increased expense and the additional time it takes to set this filling.
Composite fillings-this plastic like composite resin can be used on any surface of the tooth and are advantageous because of their natural appearance. They are not as durable as metal and can also stain and chip.
Porcelain fillings-If cost is not an issue this is a great option. Very natural in appearance with terrific durability this material now can be placed on any surface.
The Procedure of Placing a Dental Filling
We will professionally clean your teeth first to establish a baseline. Then we will administer a local anesthetic to numb the surrounding area. The infection and decay need to be removed with a high-speed dental drill. Since there so many Americans today walking the streets with a dental filling the drill is what often brings on dental anxiety. We can introduce a sedative if this will help you with the experience. Once the cavity is clean you will confirm the filling material to be used and the cavity will be filled. Easily done in one quick visit.
Scheduling an Appointment and an Evaluation today
Making that phone call today to schedule your evaluation and consultation to address your cavity is the next step. If you are experiencing any discomfort lets address that tooth first, then we can continue with a plan to possibly improve your smile. We can restore functionality, improve the aesthetics of your smile and bring back your self-confidence. Call 815-939-2520 now or visit our office at 498 Brown Blvd., Bourbonnias, IL 60914. The staff at Bourbonnias Family Dental all are terrific listeners and love to please our patients. You’ll be comfortable in our engaging environment. We are all dedicated to ensuring that you totally understand our plan that we have formulated together and that you will be confident that you will be receiving the highest quality specialized dental care to meet your individual needs. Our gratification is seeing you comfortable, healthy and smiling.