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Dental Fillings in Chicago – Lakeview & South Loop

Art of Modern Dentistry provides the highest-caliber dental fillings to our patients. If you’re experiencing tooth pain, or you’ve been told you have a cavity, it’s important to treat the problem as quickly as possible to avoid further damage to your teeth. We’re also equipped to replace old fillings, as fillings can crack and wear away over time.Our dentists are committed to providing the best possible care and keeping your discomfort at a minimum. If you have a tooth that needs a filling, you can trust the dentists at Art of Modern Dentistry.

Composite Dental Fillings

Composite resin fillings, also known as tooth-colored fillings, are restorations that are fitted to your teeth to stop decay. The filling is chemically and mechanically bonded to the tooth to help prevent leakage, which is common with traditional silver fillings.

Advantages of Tooth-Colored Fillings

There are many advantages to tooth-colored fillings. The filling bonds directly to the tooth to create a tight fit that helps prevent further decay. This type of filling can also be used in situations where a majority of the tooth structure is lost. This option helps strengthen the tooth and keep it intact.

Resin fillings are constructed with fluoride. Fluoride is an essential element in tooth health and can help prevent new decay from occurring around the edges of the filling.

Immediately after placing resin fillings, you’ll notice an improvement in your teeth’s appearance. Whether you’re getting just one filling or multiple, you will enjoy a more natural look with resin fillings.

What to Expect During a Filling Procedure

To make you more comfortable during your filling procedure, we use a numbing agent and ensure it’s working properly before starting any work.

Once the area is numb, we carefully remove any tooth decay and then use an adhesive to secure the resin filling to your tooth.

Replacing Silver Fillings and Cracked Tooth Fillings

Many patients prefer to replace their silver fillings with resin fillings instead. This usually takes two appointments to complete. We’ll remove the old filling and any decay during the first appointment. We will then take an impression of your teeth to ensure we get the right fit for your filling. Afterward, we’ll place a temporary filling on your tooth.

At your second appointment, we will first remove the temporary filling. Then, we’ll prepare the tooth with a conditioning gel, which helps bond the filling to the tooth. Next, a bonding element will be applied and a high-intensity light completes the bond between the resin onlay and the tooth.

We will then remove any excess cement and polish the filling to a high luster. These fillings look better than traditional silver fillings. Because they are bonded in place, they also help protect and strengthen your teeth.

Alternatives to Fillings

After a cavity is identified, you can either get the filling or postpone your treatment. Unfortunately, if you choose to wait for treatment, you may be at risk for even bigger problems. Cavities will not heal on their own; they will only grow larger.

Even though it grows slowly, it can have a major impact on your tooth’s enamel. Once the cavity reaches the softer inner tissues of the tooth, it will grow more quickly. At this point, it’s important to remedy the situation with a filling before the cavity reaches the pulp of the tooth.

If it reaches this point, you will need to have a root canal if you want to save the tooth. Fillings stop decay from spreading and can totally restore the health of a tooth.

Schedule an Appointment with Art of Modern Dentistry

We’re the best dentists in Lakeview and the South Loop. We provide a wide range of dental services, from routine teeth cleanings to cosmetic dentistry and advanced dental technology.

Call us today for a free consultation.

Call us today for a free consultation:

  • Lincoln Park Office: (773) 935-3600
  • South Loop Office: (312) 922-1898
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Geneva Malagutti
I was a little hesitant to come here after reading some reviews on Yelp but decided to give it a try after being reassured by Millie (who is really sweet and pleasant) over the phone, and I'm really happy I did. The office is beautiful, modern, and clean, something that really makes a difference for me going to the dentist. They were very prompt, I didn't have
to wait long to see the dentist.
~ Geneva Malagutti, Chicago, IL
Megan Henley
Art of modern dentistry is an amazing place to get your teeth cleaned! Dr. Daftary is wonderful and funny. They have the best financial experts to help you get the treatment you need. I would recommend their services to my family and friends!
~ Megan Henley, Chicago, IL
Brant Herzer
I've been a Art of Modern Dentistry patient for almost a decade at both the South Loop and Lincoln Park locations. Currently I go to the LP office and have to say these are the bets dental pros in Chicago. From the hygienists, to the doctors, to the office staff everyone is professional, nice, and wonderful at their job.
~ Brant Herzer, Chicago, IL
Ashton McLean-Hall
I was blown away by the warm energy that radiated from the staff. They made sure that I understood everything and knew what the cost would be before we moved forward. Each person took the time to sit with me and explain the process. These people clearly love their job, their co-workers, and have a passion for assisting their clients with their dental health.
~ Ashton McLean-Hall, Chicago, IL