Dental Fillings in Lombard, IL
Fix Cavities with White Fillings
Tooth decay is a serious – and common – oral health problem for the whole family. Fortunately, proper care can help prevent cavities, and dental fillings can repair any damage already done. Our dental filling options are safe, attractive, and strong, restoring your tooth’s health and alleviating your pain.
The Finest Dental Filling Materials
At Forcioli Family Dentistry, we use high-quality materials and the latest techniques for fillings that can last for years if properly cared for. We carefully fabricate our white dental fillings to be virtually undetectable. Our tooth-colored fillings are suitable for treating tooth decay and repairing chipped or cracked teeth. Dr. Forcioli offers composite resin fillings which are custom shade matched to your tooth depending on the location of the damaged tooth, its function, and the severity of the damage.
Composite resin is the material used for white dental fillings. It is a durable, attractive material mimicking the look and feel of a natural tooth. Many patients prefer composite resin because it repairs the tooth and looks completely natural.
White Dental Fillings – The Preferred Alternative to Amalgam “Silver” Fillings
Composite resin is the most popular choice for dental fillings and an attractive alternative to more traditional amalgam “silver” fillings. The resin color is closely matched to your tooth color and contours for a flawless look and feel. Composite resin fillings are made of an acrylic material reinforced with strong cross-linked micro-hybrid particles, carefully layered than cured with blue ultra-violet light to harden the resin and bond it to the tooth. There are several advantages to composite resin fillings, including:
- It can be color-matched to the tooth
- It is easy to shape to match the tooth
- Preserves natural tooth structure
- Excellent for smaller fillings
- Reinforces gum health
We can restore you and your family’s decayed teeth to full function and optimal appearance with dental fillings using composite resin. At Forcioli Family Dentistry, our dental fillings help patients of all ages, including children, preserve and protect their teeth while preventing additional damage.
The Dental Fillings Procedure
Forcioli Family Dentistry places composite resin dental fillings every day in both pediatric and adult patients. It’s a simple, painless process:
- Forcioli isolates the damaged tooth from saliva to keep the area dry.
- Dental decay is removed.
- The tooth is chemically etched, and a bonding agent is applied.
- Thin layers of composite resin are applied.
- Blue Ultra-violet light is used to cure each layer of resin as it is applied.
- The filling is shaped to resemble your natural tooth.
- The filling is smoothed and polished for proper function.
We’re confident you’ll love our high-quality composite fillings’ natural look and feel. For more information about our dental fillings, call our Lombard office today at Lombard Office Phone Number 630-627-1495 and schedule your consultation with Dr. Forcioli.
Signs You May Need a Filling
Any time you have a toothache, pain when chewing, or swelling around one or more teeth, you need to see a dentist. These are all indications you may have tooth decay or a fractured tooth. Visible holes in the teeth, sensitivity to hot and cold beverages or food, and dark staining of the affected tooth are also signs of tooth decay or cavities. Dr. Forcioli will evaluate your tooth and recommend the appropriate treatment. Depending on the prognosis of the tooth, a dental filling is the best way to restore damaged or decayed teeth.
There are a few simple precautions you can take to minimize your risk of developing tooth decay or cavities:
- Brush after meals and floss nightly
- Use an antimicrobial mouth wash such as Listerine
- Stay hydrated and drink 2-3 liters of water per day
- Avoid sugary and acidic foods
- Avoid smoking
- Schedule a comprehensive oral exam and cleaning in our office with Dr. Forcioli