If your tooth is damaged by minor to moderate decay or damage, Dr. Gary Wegmann may recommend a composite filling to restore the tooth. Composite fillings, which are also called tooth-colored or white fillings, are made of a substance known as composite resin. This material can be matched in color to your natural tooth shade, which ensures that it blends in with the natural beauty of your smile – gone are the days of silver, metal fillings that stand out when you smile. In addition to being more natural-looking, the composite resin also forms a strong, lasting bond with the natural tooth structure to strengthen the tooth and prevent further damage in the future.
In order to place the filling, your dentist will first remove the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth. After cleaning the tooth, we place the composite resin on the tooth and shape it to fit the contours of the tooth. We then harden the filling and, after checking it once more for a proper fit, your restoration is complete. The entire process for placing a composite dental filling in Chicago, Illinois, takes just one visit to our comfortable dental practice. For more information about composite fillings, we welcome you to contact us today at The Chicago Family Dental Center.