The Benefits Of Tooth Colored Fillings
By Lynch Dental Center
April 05, 2021
Category: Oral Health

A dental filling will restore a tooth after a cavity.

Chances are fairly good that you’ve already had a cavity before. According to the CDC, as many as 91 percent of Americans over 20 years old have had a cavity. While good oral hygiene is paramount to preventing cavities, when a cavity does form it’s important that you turn to our Chicago, and River Forest, IL, dentists right away for care.

Here are the top benefits of getting a tooth-colored filling from our  Chicago, and River Forest, IL, dentists:

They Look Like Tooth Enamel

A tooth-colored filling is made from composite resin, which matches the color and shade of your tooth. This means that once the filling is bonded directly to the tooth you won’t even notice it. Our dental team here at Lynch Dental Center will choose the appropriate shade of resin prior to placing it to make sure that you have a restoration that matches your tooth.

Preserve More of Your Tooth

Since tooth-colored fillings bond directly to the tooth, this means that we won’t have to remove as much tooth enamel to make room for your restoration. This is always great news! After all, our goal is to preserve as much of your healthy, natural tooth as possible so it stays strong over the years.

Fast and  Painless Treatment

We will place a tooth-colored filling immediately after removing the decay, so you won’t have to come in for a separate appointment to restore the tooth. This is all done in a single visit. Once we choose the shade of the composite resin we’re using, we will apply it layer by layer, shape it to the tooth and then harden it. It usually takes no more than 30 minutes to place and harden the filling.

This Restoration is Durable

When a tooth is damaged from decay it’s also weaker. By placing a dental filling we can restore the tooth so that it is strong enough to chew and bite down without further issues. A tooth-colored filling is quite resilient, and with the proper care can last up to 10 years or more.

Here at Lynch Dental Center, we provide comprehensive restorative dentistry to patients in  Chicago, and River Forest, IL. If you simply need to schedule your six-month checkup or you think you might have a cavity, give us a call at (312) 263-3235 or (708) 366-6411.