Your teeth are a living natural structure that allows you to eat the foods you love – but unfortunately, they are also prone to decay.
When a tooth develops decay, it should be treated as quickly as possible with dental fillings in Lisle. Shallow areas of tooth decay can be repaired quickly and efficiently, with filling material perfectly matching your natural tooth color, resolving the decay, and leaving your teeth looking flawless.
Types of fillings
- Silver amalgam: Previously, the most commonly used type of filling material, silver amalgam, is a combination of several metals. The material is typically less costly, an advantage, but has an obvious drawback in that the fillings are visible. These types of fillings are no longer used as stronger and more esthetic materials have developed over time.
- Composite: This material is currently the most common type of dental filling material used. This material is often the choice of patients, due to the color-matching feature. The material is plastic and a special resin. Once in place, it is hardened with a curing light. These fillings are not as long-lasting as some others and may need to be replaced over time.
- Glass ionomer: Children are often good candidates for these fillings, as they release fluoride into the tooth structure to protect against further decay. These fillings do not last as long as many others but could be ideal for your child.