Restore Your Tooth In Lombard
Dental Fillings For Cavities
If you have a cavity in Lombard, Dr. Brett Blacher is here to help. At our Lombard dental office, we offer fillings to restore decayed teeth, prevent further complications, and allow you to get back to your day-to-day routine with peace of mind.
The sooner you get treatment with a filling, the more likely it is that you can avoid future complications like infected teeth, which may require a root canal and a dental crown. Contact us now to schedule your appointment in Lombard right away, or read on to learn more about fillings.
Does Getting A Filling Hurt?
No. The filling process doesn’t hurt at all, and your mouth will be numbed throughout the entire process. You can even be sedated at the office of Dr. Brett Blacher if you are anxious about the procedure, or just want to feel more comfortable.
The process starts with cleaning and numbing your mouth. Then, Dr. Blacher will begin trimming away decayed and damaged tooth material, and preparing your tooth for your filling. Once the tooth is properly prepared, he will pick a tooth-colored composite material, and then begin building up your filling layer-by-layer.
Once the filling has been placed, he will check your bite and refine the fit of the filling until it’s been perfectly integrated with the rest of your teeth. Then, you’ll be sent home.
What Type Of Filling Can I Get At The Office Of Dr. Brett Blacher?
At the office of Dr. Brett Blacher, we exclusively restore decayed teeth with tooth-colored, “composite” fillings. These advanced fillings use a blend of dental resin and a special type of crushed glass to create a restoration that looks, feels, and functions just like your natural enamel.
Unlike metal-amalgam fillings, tooth-colored fillings from Dr. Blacher contain no mercury or other heavy metals, and they also do not discolor your tooth. They are strong, durable, and will integrate perfectly with the surrounding teeth, making them the best overall choice if you want to restore a decayed tooth.
How Long Do Fillings Last?
Composite fillings tend to last up to 7 years, but often can last much longer than this with proper care. If you want to prolong the lifespan of your filling, there are a few things that you can do.
First, make sure to brush and floss properly. Often, fillings fail because decay takes root around the filling and gets underneath the resin material. If this happens, you’ll need a new filling or even a dental crown to replace the decayed filling.
You also should see Dr. Brett Blacher every six months for a teeth cleaning and oral exam. He can examine your teeth and your fillings to make sure that they are in good shape, and free of decay and other oral health problems.
Avoiding certain foods may also help prevent the premature loss or damage to your fillings. Extremely sticky and gummy foods like taffy and caramel, for example, can pull on your fillings and contribute to a higher likelihood of filling failure over time.
“We provide the most conservative treatments possible to fix your dental problem and provide the best long term solution for your dental health and smile.”
At Brett Blacher DDS, dentistry isn’t just about repairing teeth--it’s about improving the long term health of every patient through care that is personal to each client. We talk to each patient as a person first, understanding their specific needs and helping them achieve a level of health they never thought was possible before, so they can enjoy their smiles for years to come with a dentist they can trust.