Are you tired of avoiding many of your favorite foods, and even drinks, because of pesky dental discomfort? If so, you might have delayed a trip to the dentist for fear that being diagnosed with a cavity will mean leaving with a noticeable metal filling in your mouth. Fortunately, most dentists now offer more modern and more natural-looking alternatives to metal fillings, in the form of composite resin fillings, or as they are more commonly called, tooth-colored dental fillings. Not only are these fillings made to look natural, but they are also more comfortable for many patients. So, if you do suspect you could have a cavity, don’t delay a visit. Delayed treatment allows the issue to worsen, potential leading to more extreme discomfort and even infection. Instead, find out how a modern filling could help you start smiling, and eating, comfortably and confidently, soon!
Modern Fillings Can Be Natural-looking and Comfortable for Most People
While metal fillings were once the norm, now many dentists and patients, alike, prefer the many benefits that composite resin fillings can offer. First, the resin conducts less heat than metal, making it a more comfortable solution, especially for those with metal sensitivities. Secondly, it requires less space than metal, which allows dentists to preserve more of a patient’s natural tooth, while still creating a filling that sits flush within the smile.
Fillings made of composite resin also offer obvious cosmetic benefits, since the material can be carefully shaded and sculpted to look natural within one’s smile.
Does Your Smile Need Restorative Treatment?
Prompt restorative action can help prevent infection and worsening dental pain. You can schedule your restorative vist with Dr. Fondriest by calling Lake Forest Dental Arts at (847) 234-0517. We welcome patients from the North Shore area of Chicago, including Winnetka, Highland Park, North Brook, Glenview, and the surrounding communities.