Anderson Dental

Which material is best for tooth decay filling?

In the past, dentists relied on silver amalgam to treat tooth decay. While this material worked well, it wasn’t aesthetically pleasing, especially in the smile line.

At Anderson Dental, we use tooth-colored fillings in Champaign, IL, for a pleasing result that is virtually undetectable. So when you’re speaking or smiling, friends will not know you’ve even had a cavity!

Tooth-colored fillings are made of a safe composite resin material that matches your smile. If you have older amalgam fillings that you’re not happy with, talk to your Champaign, IL dentist about replacing these with the tooth-colored option.

We can also use composite resin to bond teeth. This method calls for spreading the material over a tooth flaw, molding and sculpting to conceal the issue, and hardening it with a special light. Bonding can hide:

  • Tooth stains
  • Minor chips
  • Small gaps
  • Minor shape issues

Of course, no cavities are best of all! So visit your Champaign, IL dentist regularly for comprehensive checkups and teeth cleanings to lower your risks. And be sure to adopt and implement an excellent oral care routine between visits to our dental office.

Is It Time for Your Checkup and Teeth Cleaning in Champaign, IL?

We like seeing our patients every six months for preventive dental visits, a schedule that meets American Dental Association guidelines. But, of course, if you have an oral health issue between visits, we want to hear from you.

If it’s time to schedule your next checkup, give Anderson Dental a call today at (217) 356-7334.

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