If you have a cavity, Dr. Ema will likely recommend a tooth filling. Tooth fillings restore your tooth to a functional shape and strength. At Printers Row Dental Studio, your dentist will work closely with you to determine the right type of filling for you and your teeth. Visit Printers Row Dental Studio for the best tooth fillings Chicago has to offer!
Why You May Need Tooth Fillings:
Generally, fillings are used for cavities. When your tooth decays, little holes, or cavities, form. These cavities need to be filled in to prevent further decay. Ignoring a cavity can lead to painful and sometimes serious infections. They can also be used to repair broken, chipped, or cracked teeth, restoring them to their natural shape, appearance, and strength.
Types of Filling Materials:
At Printers Row Dental Studio, we only do tooth-colored fillings. Since every case is different, there are a few filling material options that Dr. Ema may use.
- Composite: A composite filling is usually made of glass or an acrylic resin, which can be made to match the color of your natural teeth. However, like porcelain, composite fillings are fragile and thus best suited for small areas, or areas that do not experience a lot of natural wear from the stress of chewing.
- Glass or resin ionomer: Glass or resin ionomer fillings are generally used for children, in order to fill in small areas of decay. However, this type of filling is also quite fragile. If it is used on permanent teeth, it is generally only employed for areas that are not subject to much natural wear.
Dr. Ema will carefully consider the placement of the filling, the reason for the filling, and your overall oral health goals when deciding which option is best for you.
What to Expect:
If you need a filling because of a cavity, Dr. Ema will first numb the surrounding area so that you do not feel any pain. Once you are numbed, the decayed material will be removed and the remaining area of the tooth cleaned. Finally, the resulting cavity will be filled with the filling material in order to prevent further decay.
Fillings are a common procedure but they’re not as simple as they may seem. At Printers Row Dental Studio, we always stand behind our work and warranty. We are very proud of our work, and you will always get the best care possible here so that you can be confident in your smile.
At Printers Row Dental Studio, our highly-trained dental team is experienced in filling cavities, and will work with you to ensure that you receive the high-quality dental care you deserve. Your oral health is our top priority!