If you have a cavity, you need dental fillings in Bloomington. Once the decayed material in a tooth is removed, the area must be cleaned and, if necessary, the root protected with a liner designed for this purpose. Then, the empty space must be filled. Today, there are several materials available to perform this task.
Gold fillings are very durable. They can handle the force of the human jaw when it chews. There are those who prefer gold and are willing to pay the much higher cost and take the extra time required to use the material. Others do not like the look of gold in their mouths.
Composite materials are newer. Fillings filled with a composite look more natural. They are frequently used in smaller fillings and in areas where the filling is visible. Because the filling actually bonds, chemically, to the tooth, it provides some support. Composites can be used to make small repairs, so they are not as obvious and they are less expensive than gold. Ceramic fillings, often made of porcelain, are another alternative. Some people prefer ceramic fillings because they don’t stain badly. This is a strong solution for a filling but is as expensive as gold. Glass isomer, most often used for fillings below the gum line, is even weaker than composites but costs as much. However, sometimes this is the best alternative to a specific problem having to do with the gums.
If you believe you have a cavity or discover you have one during an exam, dental fillings in Bloomington are the best solution. Set up an appointment for a convenient time, so your teeth will look and feel their best.
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.