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Cosmetic Fillings

Dental decay can significantly damage the smile, so catching cavities as soon as possible can help reduce the damage that occurs. As with many dental conditions, early detection and diagnosis is key to obtaining effective treatment and avoid future problems. If you are located in the North Aurora, IL area and need dental fillings, we strongly encourage you to think about the benefits of cosmetic fillings.

What is a cosmetic filling?

Drs. Hammad Aziz and Stephanie Janes describe the cosmetic filling as a tooth-colored filling fabricated from composite resin. Composite resin is a material commonly used in dentistry because of its close resemblance to natural tooth enamel. This means that wherever it is placed, it is practically indistinguishable from the natural tooth structure. Composite resin bonding allows patients the chance to disguise areas that require fillings with an aesthetic solution.

A filling is placed into a tooth to fill the area of decay. It not only protects the inner portions of the tooth, but it can restore the tooth to its original form and keep decay from becoming larger, deeper, and more problematic. Any patient who has tooth decay will want to ask about the benefits of placing a dental filling.

Why choose aesthetic tooth fillings?

There are lots of reasons why a patient might consider these tooth-colored restorations. Aesthetic tooth fillings are:

  • Effective at restoring areas of decay
  • Bonded to the tooth thereby strengthening the overall tooth
  • Cosmetic in appearance, often difficult to discern from natural tooth enamel
  • Not susceptible to expansion and contraction
  • Safe and free from mercury, compared to silver amalgam fillings

How long does it take to receive a filling?

Dental fillings can be done quickly and easily right in the dental chair. Patients might have to schedule a separate appointment from their cleaning and evaluation to have a filling placed.

Call North Aurora Smiles to learn more about cosmetic fillings

If you have areas of decay and require dental fillings, we recommend that you contact our facility to schedule an appointment with Drs. Hammad Aziz and Stephanie Janes. We offer services to patients in North Aurora, IL, and the surrounding communities, including Elburn, Hinckley, Geneva, and Campton Hills. Call (630) 984-2223 to request a visit to the practice, conveniently located at 601 Randall Crossing Lane.

Frequently Asked Questions

A filling is a material inserted into a tooth to fill a cavity. Cosmetic fillings are tooth-colored fillings made of composite resin. Because of its similarity to genuine tooth enamel, the composite resin is widely utilized in dentistry.

After removing the decayed tissue, your dentist will apply the dental composite to the treated tooth in layers. The material is hardened as each layer is applied. Fillings safeguard the tooth’s interior and may return it to its former shape and prevent decay from growing more significant, deeper, and more severe.

They have an aesthetic look, are frequently difficult to distinguish from natural tooth enamel, are not prone to expansion and contraction, and are safe and mercury-free compared to silver amalgam fillings.

Fillings may be completed simply and quickly in the dentist’s chair.

Fillings can last for five to ten years or more before they need to be replaced. Your dentist will review your fillings during your bi-annual examinations to ensure they are in good condition.

Success Stories

Dr. Hammad Aziz, North Aurora Smiles, IL
Dr. Stephanie Janes, North Aurora Smiles, IL

North Aurora Smiles

North Aurora Smiles is a patient-centered practice offering gentle, comprehensive dental care services for the whole family. Our top priority is to ensure the optimal health and wellness of our patients, and helping them to achieve healthy beautiful smiles for life. The doctors pride themselves on being whole-health focused with an overall philosophy of being minimally invasive in their dental treatment.

Dr. Hammad Aziz is a skilled and experienced professional, having graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Cum Laude with departmental honors and obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the University of Illinois, College of Dentistry. He is certified in Invisalign, Dental Implants, Six Month Smiles (invisible, clear braces), Sleep Apnea/Snoring with the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the Institute for Cranio-Facial Sleep Medicine. Dr. Aziz is also certified in Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Therapy, and is a BLS (CPR) Healthcare Provider / ACLS Certified. He is an active member of the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry, and a Member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Founding Member and President Elect of the CM Dental Society, and Past President and Member of the Aurora Dental Society.

Dr. Stephanie Janes earned her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Dental Medicine. While there, she also earned a Master’s degree in Health Service Administration and a Humanitarian Award on behalf of the International College of Dentists. Later, she completed a General Practice Residency through the University of Chicago at NorthShore University HealthSystemEvanston Hospital. She gained hospital dentistry experience with a focus on medically-compromised patients and emergency dentistry. This program enabled her to enhance her comprehensive dental skills, especially in endodontics and cosmetic dentistry. She is also certified in therapeutic botox and dermal filler treatments to relieve bruxism (clenching and grinding) and TMJ pains, which she is passionate about.