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Dental Fillings In Glenview

A dental filling procedure is used to help treat a cavity, repair cracked, broken teeth, or teeth that are worn down from tooth grinding or nail biting. During the dental filling procedure the dentists drills around the area of the tooth that is decayed in order to remove the cavity and ‘fill’ in the space with dental filling.

Once the material is used to fill the space, your dentist will use dental instruments to properly shape the filling. Most importantly, the dentist will shape the tooth to look natural in addition to matching the color of your teeth and creating the perfect smile.

If you are living in the Glenview, IL area or surrounding areas of Northbrook, Morton Grove, or Skokie and you have a cavity our dentists at Smile Obsession can give you the average cost of dental fillings and more.

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Dental Filling Material Types:

Composite Dental Fillings

Composite Fillings are the most common types of fillings used. They are made with a resin base and designed to mimic the color of your teeth. Similarly to your teeth, composites can also stain over time.

Amalgam Dental Fillings

Also known as silver filings, they are more resistant to stains and durable. However, they are not appealing as they do not blend in with the color of your teeth. Smile Obsession carefully removes Amalgam fillings and replaces them with white composite fillings

Gold Dental Fillings

These fillings are among the most famous types of dental fillings known to be more expensive, durable, and can last up to 20 years.

Porcelain Dental Fillings

These fillings are called inlays or onlays and are produced in a lab and chemically bonded to the tooth. In addition, they are similar in price to gold fillings but can be designed to match the color of your teeth.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dental Fillings FAQ’s

Do dental fillings hurt?

A tooth filling is not considered painful. Once your dentist administers the anesthesia you won’t experience any pain.

How long do dental fillings last?

A tooth filling typically lasts between 10 to 12 years before needing to be replaced again. If you find that you need to replace your tooth filling you can contact our dental office in Glenview for a replacement!

What are dental fillings made of?

Dental fillings can be made of various materials such as gold, silver amalgam, porcelain, silver, zinc, tin, plastic, and other materials called composite resin fillings.

Which dental filling is best?

The most attractive option is typically composite fillings because they are closely matched to the color of your teeth. However, they can be more expensive than other filling options. Ceramic fillings are also a popular choice because they are aesthetically pleasing and highly durable.

Why do dental fillings fall out?

At times, filings can fall out or loosen and can be painful due to the exposed tooth feeling pressure and sensitivity. This isnt usually a big emergency but hot or cold temperatures can increase your pain. In other cases, filings may loosen if they become decayed.

Dental Consultations

For dental fillings in Glenview you can connect with our dental office in Glenview to schedule an online appointment or get advice on which filling would be best for you.

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