Drs. Mike Milligan and Marisa Milligan of Eastland Dental Center in Bloomington are committed to the health and wellness of their patients and their smiles. This is why they believe in providing a wide range of restorative and general dentistry solutions to patients in and around the area. Their team works closely with patients to help them choose the best possible solutions for their dental needs.
When decay becomes an issue, it is important for patients to address the cavity with affordable fillings. Fillings are materials that are used to seal the tooth and prevent decay from advancing. At our practice, we believe in avoiding the use of silver amalgam fillings, as they can have a negative impact on one’s health due to the mercury content. We utilize a material known as composite resin, which is not only effective at addressing areas of decay, but looks beautiful too!
Composite resin is an affordable material that is completely safe to use within the mouth because it is biocompatible. The color of this material matches the existing enamel, allowing it to blend seamlessly into the smile. Unlike silver amalgam fillings, which expand and contract with temperature changes, composite resin bonding does not react and therefore maintains a solid bond over time. Composite resin is placed during a single appointment, after the area has been prepared. It is inserted into the cavity, hardened with a special light, and then polished to complete the procedure. Patients have this done with local anesthetics for optimum comfort and can go about the remainder of their day without interruption.
Patients who are interested in affordable cavity fillings in the Bloomington area are welcome to contact the team at Eastland Dental Center. We can make recommendations regarding the best possible methods of treatment for issues such as decay, infection, and trauma. Contact the team today to schedule a consultation with Drs. Mike Milligan and Marisa Milligan to educate yourself further on the many ways we can improve and enhance smiles.