Restore Your Smile with Tooth-Colored Fillings – A Guide to Composite Resin Fillings at Westwyn Dental LLC

Restoring teeth that have experienced decay is necessary to keep cavities from getting deeper and larger and damaging the natural tooth’s structure. It can help patients avoid permanently extracting teeth from the smile. With the help of the team at Westwyn Dental LLC in Berwyn, Illinois, patients can restore their smiles using tooth-colored fillings made of composite resin. This material matches the smile, making it not only effective at stopping decay but desirable for its overall appearance.

Why are tooth-colored dental fillings necessary?

  • Cosmetic appearance. Many patients love composite resin fillings because they are tooth-colored and blend in seamlessly with their natural teeth. This makes them an ideal choice for filling cavities that are visible when you smile or speak. Composite resin fillings also come in different shades to match your teeth’ specific and unique color, making them virtually undetectable by others. This improves the overall cosmetic appearance of your smile while restoring the tooth.
  • Safety. Unlike silver amalgam fillings, tooth-colored restorations are made from a composite resin material that is entirely safe and non-toxic for your body. Silver amalgam fillings contain mercury, which has been a concern for some patients due to its potential health risks. With tooth-colored fillings, you can have peace of mind knowing that there are no harmful substances in your dental restorations.
  • Durability. With proper care, tooth-colored fillings last long. This means you won’t have to worry about frequent replacements or repairs, as these dental restorations are designed to withstand most normal chewing and biting forces. Your tooth-colored fillings can last for many years with routine dental check-ups, examinations, cleanings, and good oral hygiene practices.

What can I expect during the dental filling procedure?

Our team can complete the placement of composite resin fillings in a single appointment. We start by numbing the area around the affected natural tooth with a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort during the procedure. Next, we will remove any decayed or damaged portions of the tooth and clean the area thoroughly. Once the tooth is prepared, we will carefully apply layers of composite resin material, using a special light to harden each layer. We finish by filing and polishing the area to ensure the filling matches the surrounding tooth structure.

Where can I learn more about white fillings near me?

If you are considering composite resin fillings for tooth decay, call (708) 797-9377 to request an appointment at our office at 3218 Kenilworth Avenue in Berwyn, IL.