Tooth-Colored Fillings in Swansea, IL

Fixing Your Smile so It Looks Like New

If you suffer from tooth decay, our Swansea dentists can restore your smile with an attractive dental filling. Sometimes cavities are easily noticeable because they cause pain, but this isn’t always the case. At Corner Stone Dental, we use advanced diagnostic equipment to detect cavities early, when they’re much easier to treat.

A cavity is a hollow space in your tooth. It’s caused by bacteria that eat their way through the enamel, the hard outer layer that protects your tooth. At this point, your entire tooth will be at risk if you don’t seek treatment. For this reason, we recommend visiting us every six months for a regular examination.

If a cavity goes untreated for too long, it can eat through your tooth. It may even require root canal therapy to save it.

Types of Fillings

Amalgam Fillings

Amalgam fillings are the traditional type of filling that is noticeable due to their metallic silver hue. They’re no longer as widely used as they used to be. The main disadvantage of amalgam fillings is that they’re highly noticeable.

Composite Resin Fillings

Composite fillings are made from durable and attractive acrylic material. They have many advantages over amalgam fillings. They’re stronger and they allow your dentist to preserve a greater portion of the tooth. Composite fillings bond directly to your teeth, eliminating spaces where dangerous bacteria can seep in.

Of course, our patients in Swansea, IL tell us that they love the way composite fillings perfectly match your smile so your friends won’t even notice them.

Other Reasons for Getting Dental Fillings

Though fillings are commonly used for cavity treatment, they have other uses within dentistry. Some of these include:

  • Repairing cracked or broken teeth
  • Strengthening teeth that are worn down
  • Enhancing the appearance of a chipped tooth
  • Closing the space between two teeth

Eliminating Cavities With Tooth-Colored Fillings

Our highly experienced dentists can eliminate your cavities in just one appointment. First, your dentist will numb the area by applying a local anesthetic so you won’t feel anything during the procedure. Then, he’ll remove the decayed portion of the tooth, protecting you from further infection.

The final step is to apply the attractive tooth-colored filling. Now you can go back to enjoying all your favorite foods without concern.

Frequently Asked Questions

Corner Stone Dental

4121 Old Collinsville Rd.
Swansea, IL 62226

Office Hours

8am – 5pm
8am – 5pm
8:30am – 5:30pm
8am – 5pm
By appointment
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