• Archer Dentistry
  • 3924 South Archer Avenue Unit D, Chicago, IL 60632

HABLAMOS ESPANOL (773) 819-7101

Dental Fillings in Chicago, IL

Cavities are a tooth’s worst enemy. However, there are ways to fix a tooth with a cavity or even prevent a tooth from potential cavities. To stop cavities from forming, you need to lock down an appointment twice a year for a dental check-up/cleaning. Read more in or ‘Dental Check-Ups & Cleaning’ section. Cavities usually start off with poor brushing or flossing habits. Without a good cleaning routine, acidic foods can eat away at the enamel of your teeth, also known as the white protective layer on the outside, which results in the cavity entering your mouth. At first, cavities may not cause any pain, but as the cavity digs deeper into the tooth, you may start to feel large amounts of pain when consuming hot or cold foods. If left untreated, the cavity could potentially grow to become a bigger problem.

A dental filling is the solution to cavities. Your dentist will remove the decayed spot of the tooth, and fill the area where the decayed portion was removed. There are several dental filling materials that are available. The area could be filled with gold, porcelain, silver amalgam (which is mercury mixed with silver, tin, zinc, and copper), or tooth-colored, plastic, and materials called composite resin fillings. A dental fill could also be necessary in situations where your teeth are cracked or broken. To find out the best for your tooth, call us to make an appointment!

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