Tooth Filling (tooth color)
Tooth filling is used to restore teeth that have been damaged by decay. The filling material is placed in the cavity left by the decay and then shaped to match the tooth.
Fillings can be made from a variety of materials. Composite filling is the most popular type of filling because it can be matched to the color of your tooth. At 360 Family Dental Naperville IL, we use exclusively white color composite fillings.
If you have a tooth that requires a filling, your dentist will clean out the decay and then place the filling material in the cavity. Once the filling is in place, your dentist will shape it and then polish it so that it is smooth and level with the rest of your tooth.
If you take good care of your teeth and visit your dentist regularly, your fillings can last for many years. However, you may eventually need to have them replaced due to wear and tear.
360 Family Dental Naperville IL offers a wide variety of dental services. Our office has a family like environment and friendly staffs. We offer the highest quality dental cares to our patients. Call us today to schedule an appointment at (630)-689-2233!
Options to restore missing teeth
If you are missing one or more teeth, there are several options available to restore your smile. The best option for you will depend on the number of teeth missing, the location of the missing teeth, and your overall oral health.
Some of the most common options for restoring missing teeth include:
–Dental implants: Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone to act as artificial tooth roots. Once the implants have healed, they can support dental crowns, bridges, or dentures. Dental implants are considered the best option for replacing missing teeth because they look and function like natural teeth.
–Dental crown: Dental crowns are artificial caps that are placed over natural teeth. They can be used to restore a tooth that is damaged or decayed. Crowns can also be used to support dental bridges or to cover dental implants.
–Dental bridge: Dental bridges are false teeth that are held in place by dental crowns. The false tooth (pontic) is fused between two dental crowns, which are then placed over the adjacent natural teeth. Dental bridges can be used to replace one or more missing teeth.
–Denture and Partial: Dentures are false teeth that are removable. They are held in place by suction or adhesive. Complete dentures replace all of the teeth in the upper or lower jaw. Partial dentures replace one or more missing teeth.
If you are missing teeth, talk to your Naperville IL dentist at 360 Family Dental about the best option for restoring your ability to chew food and your smile.