Morton Grove Dental Fillings

  • Non-toxic “White Fillings”. They are strong, match the tooth color and simply are just more attractive.

  • Enjoy a More Natural Smile with Amalgam-Free, Mercury-Free Composite Restorations. 

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The Natural Beauty of Tooth Colored Fillings (Before & After)

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What are Composite Dental Fillings?

At ProCare Family Dental in Morton Grove, we rely on high-quality materials, latest technology, and advanced techniques to create restorations for our patients that last a lifetime. Our goal is to create results that are designed to be virtually undetectable. We use tooth-colored fillings as restorations when our patients have:

  • Tooth decay
  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth

    Not only are our fillings at ProCare Family Dental some of the most aesthetic restorations available today, but they are strong and long-lasting as well and Mercury-free. (No Silver Fillings).

How do I know if I need a dental filling?

If you are experiencing discomfort during biting in your teeth, you may be a good candidate for a filling. Teeth sensitivity is an effective indicator of decay or fracture. When you come in for an evaluation, our Family Dentists, Dr. Danos, Dr. Danos and Dr. Ganios will direct you to the appropriate dental treatment for your situation.  We typically recommend fillings as the best solution for restoring teeth that have severe tooth decay, cracks, chips, cavities or failed silver restorations.

Cavity Prevention —What can I do to prevent the need for a dental filling?

Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic Dental conditions. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent it, and in cases where decay is unavoidable, a dental filling is an affordable, natural-looking, and safe solution. Not only are our fillings at ProCare Family Dental some of the most aesthetic restorations available today, but they are strong and long-lasting as well and Mercury-free.

The best way to fight cavities and maintain healthy gums and teeth is to keep up on your daily habit of proper oral hygiene. Here are 5 ways to ward off tooth decay and prevent cavities:

  • Come in to our Dental office on Dempster St. Morton Grove, for a comprehensive oral exam and regular cleanings.
  • Brush after meals and use an antimicrobial mouthwash.
  • Drink more water and cut back on sugary and acidic drinks.
  • Develop the habit of flossing every night.
  • Avoid smoking.

What’s the difference between a filling and an inlay/onlay?

A filling does what it says it does—it is filling in a cavity, a hole that has been created by decay or trauma, essentially restoring normal tooth anatomy. When we create a filling from composite resin, we shade the white material so that it blends naturally with your surrounding tooth structure. The result is a restoration that is practically invisible.

Inlays and onlays are used when the damage or decay to a tooth requires more than a filling—but less than a crown. In other words, if your tooth does not have enough tooth structure for a filling but it is not so severely damaged that it warrants a crown, you may be an excellent candidate for an inlay or onlay.

Made of porcelain, an inlay is crafted at a dental lab by an expert ceramist and cemented into or onto the center of the tooth, inside the cusp tips of the tooth. An onlay covers the top chewing surface of the tooth. We use porcelain because it very closely mimics enamel and offers decades of strength and security.

What are composite resin fillings and restorations?

Composite resin fillings at ProCare Family Dental in Morton Grove the most common alternative to dental amalgam (Mercury-free). They are sometimes called “tooth-colored” or “white” fillings because of their color. Composite resin fillings are made of a type of plastic (an acrylic resin) reinforced with powdered glass filler. This material is considered safe. The color (shade) of composite resins can be customized to closely match surrounding teeth. This plastic and glass mixture contains no metal (No Amalgam) and can be shaped to resemble a real tooth. It is usually hard to tell that a tooth has even been filled!

What are the Benefits of Composite Resin Fillings?

  • Natural-looking color. It blends in with the surrounding teeth.
  • Better for smaller fillings to preserve more natural tooth structure. 
  • Mercury-Free-Non-Toxic
  • Dental Composite Resin contains fluoride, thus is helps to prevent tooth decay.

What’s wrong with Metal-Mercury Amalgam Fillings?

In addition to being more aesthetically pleasing, Composite  Resin fillings are completely safe and non-toxic. However, some believe that none of these advantages ring true for metal fillings. Some research suggests that amalgam fillings, made with mercury may lead to health problems.

The American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs has concluded that both amalgam and composite materials are considered safe and effective for tooth restoration.

We are excited to be able to restore decayed teeth to their optimal appearance and function with fillings, inlays, and onlays. At ProCare Family Dental, a Morton Grove top rated Cosmetic Dentist, we use dental fillings to help adult and pediatric patients preserve their healthy, beautiful teeth and avoid additional damage.

The result of high-quality composite fillings is a beautiful, healthy smile. For more information about our dental fillings, call our office today! ProCare Family Dental Phone Number (847) 965-6223

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ProCare Family Dental

Schedule your consultation with one of our doctors today!

Make An Appointment  Map & Directions  Morton Grove (847) 965-6223