Westmont, IL Dentist
Frederic Mrugala, D.D.S.
6418 S. Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 963-8680
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Hickory Hills, IL Dentist
Frederic Mrugala, D.D.S.
9525 S. 79th Avenue
Hickory Hills, IL 60457
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Posts for: May, 2019

By Frederic Mrugala, D.D.S.
May 15, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Fillings  

Tooth colored fillings, sometimes called white fillings, are dental fillings for replacing lost tooth structure in teeth that have developed smielcavities. The difference between tooth colored fillings and other types of dental fillings is that tooth colored fillings blend in with the natural teeth since they are the same color. Unlike some other dental fillings, tooth colored fillings are not noticeable to others and provide a discreet option for filling and sealing teeth. Dr. Frederic Mrugala is your Westmont and Hickory Hills, IL, dentist for tooth colored fillings.

Tooth Colored Fillings

Tooth colored fillings are a discreet option for replacing lost tooth structure in teeth with cavities. Tooth colored fillings restore those teeth and make them strong again so they can resume normal biting and chewing functions without pain, discomfort, or sensitivity.

Tooth colored fillings closely match the color of natural teeth because they are made from a white material that is a blend of silica fillers and plastic resins. Tooth colored fillings are placed in the teeth in the same way as other dental fillings. After cleaning out the infected or decayed area inside a tooth, your Westmont and Hickory Hills dentist Dr. Mrugala fills the empty cavity in with the filling material and dries it with a special light. The light cures and hardens the filling material so it remains securely in place. Once dry, the filling blends right in with the natural teeth.

Benefits of Tooth Colored Fillings

The benefits of tooth colored fillings are numerous. One of the benefits that is so appealing to patients who chose tooth colored fillings is that the fillings are discreet since they readily blend in with the natural teeth. Other benefits of tooth colored fillings include:

  • Strengthening teeth affected by infection or decay
  • Preventing infection from spreading to other teeth
  • Restoring biting and chewing functions in affected teeth
  • Eliminating the risk of exposure to metals with other dental fillings

Another benefit of tooth colored fillings is that they help preserve more healthy tooth structure. With some types of dental fillings, such as silver amalgam fillings, several undercuts must be made in a tooth to help hold the filling in place. That means some healthy tooth structure must be removed to make the undercuts. Tooth colored fillings readily bond with the natural teeth so no additional undercuts are needed.

Tooth colored fillings are a discreet option for restoring and strengthening teeth affected by decay. To find out if tooth colored fillings are an option for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Mrugala, your Westmont and Hickory Hills, IL, dentist, by calling (630) 963-8680 for the Westmont office and (708) 598-8363 for the Hickory Hills office.