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The appearance of a visible cavity can change the way you feel about your smile by affecting its cosmetic appearance and causing further tooth damage, increasing your risk of tooth loss. Our dentist may recommend composite dental fillings, and we are happy to provide further information on their placement.

These fillings are made from a mixture of powdered glass and acrylic resin to create tooth-colored dental fillings that are custom shaded to the color of your natural tooth. If you are considering composite dental fillings, you may be a candidate if your cavity is small and on a visible tooth since the material may not be as durable as other materials for dental fillings. The procedure of placing composite fillings is done a layer at a time, with each filling cured with a special light before the next is placed, making the process last longer than other procedures.

Finally, we help the filling become stain resistant by polishing it, but it’s still important to be wary of food and beverages that can stain the filling. You should also maintain daily dental habits such as brushing and flossing to keep the dental filling in good shape, as well as visiting the dentist every six months.

Please feel free to give Dolnick and Associates a call at (847) 378-1644 today if you need to see our dentist, Dr. Ira J. Dolnick, about composite dental fillings in Niles, Illinois.