Dental Fillings Fox Lake IL
Dental fillings are used to restore teeth affected by cavities or decay and protect them against future problems. Infinity Dental of Fox Lake offers a range of dental fillings:
Resin Dental Fillings
Resin dental fillings come in a range of tooth-colored shades, matching the look of your teeth almost perfectly. This procedure is also known as cosmetic bonding because the resin is bonded directly to the tooth. In most cases composite resin dental fillings can be placed in a single visit.
Benefits of composite dental fillings:
- Good durability for long lasting results
- Environmentally friendly and non-toxic
- Made of bio-compatible materials
- Bonded directly to the tooth, making them stronger when compared to amalgam
- Require little to no tooth preparation
- Virtually indistinguishable from natural tooth structure
- Available in a rainbow of tooth colored shades
Porcelain Dental Fillings
Porcelain dental fillings, also called inlays or onlays, are used in patients with more advanced tooth decay or damage. These types of fillings add strength to the tooth similar to a dental crown. Porcelain fillings are comfortable and durable and with proper care can be very long-lasting.
What to do if you have a broken filling
If you have a broken dental filling or missing dental filling, it is important to contact our office as quickly as possible. We reserve time throughout the day for our dentists to treat dental emergencies such as lost or broken dental fillings.
Do not attempt to temporarily secure your dental filling with glue or other adhesive. Avoid foods which may become trapped in the tooth hole and continue to brush the tooth carefully to avoid a build up of plaque, food and other debris.