Cavities are an issue that can affect patients in the area of Bloomington, IL. and across the world. This condition can result in loss of healthy tooth structure. When left untreated, patients may experience severe discomfort, toothaches, or even need treatments such as root canal therapy to bring the smile back to health. Instead, with early diagnosis and treatment, patients can enjoy the benefits of fillings. Our practice focuses on aesthetic solutions, and we offer tooth-colored fillings as a restorative option.
Tooth-colored fillings are comprised of composite resin. This is a tooth-colored, clay-like material that a dentist can mold around a tooth or inside of a tooth, such as in the case of treating areas of decay. This material has many benefits for our patients to consider:
Dentists love using composite resin materials for solutions other than just fillings to restore areas of decay. In fact, many patients choose to use this material to repair broken teeth, cover permanently stained teeth, improve an unusually shaped tooth, or to fill a gap between the teeth near the front of the mouth. This restorative material is incredibly versatile, and has been used for many years in dental procedures for both restorative and cosmetic dentistry.
Unfortunately, composite resin materials are susceptible to staining. However, because they are so affordable, replacement is not as much of an issue as it can be with other restorative options including porcelain crowns. We encourage patients to visit our practice regularly for evaluations and to decide if replacement is necessary or if they can simply be polished to return them to a more natural shade.
Another option to Composite Resin are inlays, onlays, or full-coverage crowns. These are ceramic restorations that may set in, or on, a tooth to repair an area of breakage or decay. Patients are urged to contact our team and schedule an appointment to decide which is best for their needs and the best long term treatment for the tooth.
Now is the perfect time to connect with the team at Eastland Dental Center for trusted dentistry with Drs. Mike and Marisa Milligan. This team of professionals in Bloomington, IL is here to help patients with a wide range of solutions for their smiles, including restoring the teeth after cavities have developed. Contact the office at (309) 663-4711 and visit us in Suite 101 at 1404 Eastland Drive.
Dr. Mike completed his doctor of dental medicine degree from Southern Illinois University in 1978. Dr. Marisa completed her doctor of dental medicine degree from Midwestern University in 2015. Both doctors have logged hundreds of hours of continuing education to stay on top of the latest technologies in dentistry as well as the most current research on the oral-systemic, mouth-body connection to benefit their patients. Dr. Mike and Dr. Marisa are active members and in excellent standing with the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, McLean County Dental Association, American Academy of Oral Systemic Health, and numerous other societies.
Both doctors are avid golfers and have won several national golf tournaments over the years. They are the only father-daughter team in the state to have won the Illinois State Amateur Golf Championship. Dr. Mike in 1974 and Dr. Marisa in 2005.