Dental Restorations Using Tooth Fillings in Downers Grove, IL

Dental fillings are a standard treatment used for everything from repairing a chipped or broken tooth to filling in the drilled space after removing a cavity. The goal is to bond materials into the tooth to restore the shape, size, and strength of the tooth. Our team at Ogden Dental Studio offers tooth-colored fillings to give you a natural appearance and a beautiful smile.


The Importance of a Dental Filling & Cavity Filling

In many situations, fillings are minimally-invasive treatments that help you avoid more significant dental issues in the future. When a tooth is damaged because of decay or trauma, the tooth is left weakened since a part of the tooth is missing.

Not only does the missing portion make it difficult to eat, but the remaining area of the tooth is at a higher risk to further damage. As a result, you likely experience increased pain and sensitivity as well. Using fillings offers a fast and effective restoration that minimizes the risk of tooth extraction, root canals, infections, and other serious complications.

Fast, Quality Dental Fillings

The developments in dental technology make it easy to fill a tooth with minimal discomfort. Our team at Ogden Dental Studio has top-of-the-line equipment to offer our patients the best treatments possible. Also, we have highly trained staff members who provide personalized treatment plans for every patient that walks through the door.

If there is any type of damage to your tooth, then it’s vital to be proactive about using fillings as soon as possible. Contact our office to schedule an appointment and learn more about available treatments.


Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Fillings

  • What colors of fillings are available?

In the past, metal-colored fillings were commonly used. Now, most dentists prefer tooth-colored fillings. Not only are these materials durable, but the composite fillings are safer and create a natural appearance in your mouth.


  • How long does it take to complete a filling treatment?

This treatment is fast and easy because of the modern technology that we use in our office. First, we use a shot to numb the area. Then, a drill removes the damaged portion of the tooth before the dentist shapes and bonds composite material to complete the filling.


  • What is the anticipated lifespan of a filling?

With regular oral hygiene habits, such as brushing and flossing daily, tooth fillings can last up to 10 to 15 years or more. Even though decay can’t affect the fillings, these oral health habits are essential to prevent decay and damage in the remaining portion of the tooth.