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What is a Composite Filling

If one or more of your teeth has significant decay, your Smiles of Naperville dentist will advise you to have a cavity filled to preserve it. In the past, silver amalgam was the only option for filling material. However, most dental patients today prefer composite fillings instead. This is partly cosmetic since composite fillings are made of clear materials that match the color of the natural teeth. Concerns over the small possibility of mercury poisoning from silver amalgam fillings is another reason they have fallen out of favor. Receive Your New Composite Filling in a Single Appointment Before you receive [...]

2016-03-21T10:42:37+00:00March 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Types of Dental Fillings

It’s important for your dentist at Smiles of Naperville to fill a cavity right away to preserve the integrity of your tooth. When it comes to the types of dental fillings used, today’s patients have more choices than ever. The most common materials used for dental fillings include: Metal/Silver Amalgam: This was the treatment of choice to fill cavities for many years and is still popular with dentists and patients. This filling material consists of 50 percent mercury and a smaller percentage of copper, silver, tin, and zinc. Fillings are quite noticeable with this type of material, which is why [...]

2016-02-07T16:39:26+00:00February 7th, 2016|Dental Treatments|

Types of Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Our teeth allow us to do different things in the different activities that we do every day. Mostly, it helps us to chew our food, helps us to speak and maintain our facial structures. Keeping our mouth and teeth healthy can prevent disease, tooth infection and aesthetic dysfunction from occurring in the future. Every one of us is born with beautiful and healthy teeth so it is just rightful for us to take good care of them. We should abstain from any food or beverage that might wear out the color of our teeth and its structure. These foods and [...]

2015-05-22T13:42:47+00:00May 22nd, 2015|Blog|
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