While fillings, or cavity fillings, are often associated with tooth decay, a tooth fillings is often used for chipped or damaged teeth as well. The purpose of a filling is to strengthen the tooth after a portion of the tooth is missing. At Lisle Family Dentistry, we provide full-service general dentistry, including everything from small fillings to major dental restorations.
There are several reasons why fillings are a vital treatment after damage or tooth decay. If any portion of the tooth is missing, it can impact your ability to eat. Additionally, this missing part of the tooth could be exposing the sensitive inner area of the tooth, causing sensitivity and pain. A tooth filling restores the tooth and reduces the risk of complications in the future.
Dental fillings restore the natural size and shape of the tooth by filling in the space that is open in the tooth. Additionally, a tooth filling strengthens the tooth so you can enjoy normal functioning without worrying about eating or talking.
Whether you have a broken tooth and need a cavity filling or a toothache, don’t delay an appointment with our team at Lisle Family Dentistry. Our goal is to use minimally-invasive treatments, such as dental fillings, to help you prevent major dental work in the future. A small tooth filling right now can save you from problems and more extensive treatments later on.
The good news is that dental fillings are affordable. Also, we use durable materials that strengthen the tooth, giving you a long-term solution to minimize damage to the tooth. Call us today to learn more about our cavity filling, tooth filling, or any dental filling you may need.
At Lisle Family Dentistry, we offer tooth-colored fillings using safe materials such as composite or ceramic resin. Not only do these fillings look natural, but they are safer compared to old fillings made of metal and mercury.
First, you will receive a shot to numb the local area. Then the dentist gently removes the decay or damaged portion of the tooth. Finally, the tooth is filled and coated with materials that match the natural color of your teeth.
Most fillings will last between 10 and 15 years. Proper oral hygiene can help to extend the life of a filling, which is why it’s important to brush and floss to prevent future decay and damage. While the filling won’t decay, the surrounding portion of the tooth can decay.