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 Todd Spragg 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 Todd Spragg. 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.