Fillings are the most common treatment for when accidents occur and a tooth has chipped, broke or has been fractured. Fillings can be done with a lot of different materials, in the past metal fillings were more common. However, now tooth-colored fillings made out of composite resin are more discreet and also better for your health. Fillings act as just that, filling the gaps and cracks in your tooth by altering the appearance, shape and color of your tooth.
You might want to consider fillings if you have a gap between your teeth you want to close or an odd shaped tooth that you want to look like your other teeth and also just to make them appear straighter and even. All our fillings are metal free, we use composite resins, which blend nicely and strengthen your teeth.
Studies have shown that metals don't completely bond or attach to your tooth, which allows for bacteria to nest in between. This can cause further damage by inflaming the gums or causing tooth decay. Also, the body absorbs some of the metal, which in the long run is not good for you.
That is why here at Calumet Dental, we make it very easy and a viable option to replace your silver fillings for composite resin ones. On one hand they will be more discreet as they will be the same color as your tooth, and on the other hand, the material is harmless and bonds perfectly well with your tooth creating a long lasting protection.
If you are interested in fillings and want to know more about how they work, call us today at (708) 300-9352 or visit our office on 500 River Oaks Dr, Calumet City, IL 60409. Our dentists will be more than glad to answer all your questions and address any concerns you might have.