Tooth-Colored Fillings—Schaumburg, IL
Treating Cavities Without Highlighting Them
Dr. Toufeek Dabah and our team at The Smile Standard understand that even if you do everything you’re supposed to, cavities can still develop. That’s why our top priority is to spot them as soon as possible to prevent you from experiencing pain as a result of worsening decay. With tooth-colored fillings in Schaumburg, we can treat the issue at-hand, all while preserving the natural, beautiful appearance of your grin. Call our office today if it has been over six months since you’ve last visited the dentist!
Why Choose The Smile Standard for Tooth-Colored Fillings?
- Happily Seeing Patients of All Ages
- Dental Insurance Welcomed & Maximized
- Kind & Experienced Dental Team
What are Tooth-Colored Fillings?
In the past, dentists would use a substance called amalgam to fill cavities. This was a combination of several different types of metals, including mercury and silver, used to support and protect your tooth from future threats of decay. Not only did these types of fillings lead to dental discoloration and heightened sensitivity, but they were also highly noticeable.
Dr. Dabah and our team want you to be able to smile without anxiety, which is why we utilize tooth-colored fillings instead. These are made from a biocompatible material, called composite resin. With the ability to naturally fuse with your tooth’s enamel, they offer a variety of benefits to the appearance and health of your grin.
The Process of Getting a Tooth-Colored Filling
Tooth-colored fillings are typically completed within a single appointment to our office. We’ll begin by numbing the area with a local anesthetic, if necessary, before removing the loose, decayed portions of your tooth. We’ll then sanitize the area to kill any lingering bacteria before color matching the shade of composite resin to your enamel. To block off the inner, more sensitive exposed parts of your tooth as a result of the damage caused by the cavity, we’ll place the resin within the tooth and cure it. Finally, to make it appear virtually indistinguishable from your surrounding teeth, Dr. Dabah will sculpt it.
Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
Tooth-colored fillings offer several advantages, including:
- A natural appearance
- Durability and an average lifespan of about seven years
- No harmful metals
- Safe and biocompatible
- Decreased dental sensitivity
- Less alteration of your natural tooth structure
- Easy maintenance
If you have any questions about this treatment or would like to learn more, please contact our office!