- Fillings help to effectively restore your tooth that has been decayed by a cavity, large or small
- Fillings look natural and the shade is matched to your tooth color
It is very important to have good homecare including brushing and flossing daily to help prevent cavities. However, if it does happen, it is essential that you catch tooth decay early enough to allow a dentist to properly restore the tooth and keep it from getting worse. This is where fillings come in–they are an extremely workable solution for restoring a tooth that has been decayed by a cavity, large or small.
Routine checkups are essential to catch tooth decay early. During checkups, we use low-radiation x-rays to show you any area of concern. You see exactly what we see, and we can discuss the possible options to determine what type of filling or restoration is preferred in that specific situation.
If we do find a cavity, it is essential to have any recommended treatment in the time frame we provide. This will prevent further growth of the cavity, help prevent it from spreading to adjacent teeth, and prevent a toothache from developing. We find in most cases that tooth colored fillings are best because they look and feel natural. They are also combined with a bonding material that helps them stay in place.
If you currently have other kinds of fillings that you find are becoming discolored or are unattractive to the overall look of your teeth, we can evaluate them to be replaced with a new tooth colored filling.
If you are concerned about a certain tooth developing a cavity, make a phone call to Eastland Dental Center today to find out what Dr. Mike, Dr. Marisa and the dental team can do for you. When decay is caught early, fillings are a great way to keep cavities from spreading and causing more damage to your teeth, your oral health, and to your overall health as well.
Eastland Dental Center
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.