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Tooth-Colored Fillings in West Loop Chicago

Tooth-colored fillings represent a modern approach to treating cavities, blending seamlessly with your natural teeth. Floss Academy, led by Dr. Deric Truskoski & Dr. Amanda Pappas in Chicago, specializes in providing these aesthetically pleasing and effective fillings. Unlike traditional amalgam fillings, tooth-colored fillings use composite resin materials that match the color of your teeth, offering a natural appearance. They are ideal for patients who prefer a more discreet option for cavity treatment, without compromising the health and functionality of their teeth.

The Benefits of Tooth Colored Fillings

Aesthetic Appeal

One of the primary advantages of tooth-colored fillings is their aesthetic appeal. These fillings blend seamlessly with the natural color of your teeth, making them virtually invisible. This feature is particularly beneficial for fillings in visible areas, ensuring that your smile remains bright and unmarred by metal fillings.

Preservation of Tooth Structure

Tooth-colored fillings require less removal of the tooth structure compared to traditional fillings. This conservative approach preserves more of your natural tooth, which is beneficial for the long-term health and integrity of the tooth.

Strong Bonding and Durability

Composite resin used in tooth-colored fillings bonds strongly to the tooth structure. This strong bonding provides additional support to the tooth, enhancing its durability and resistance to fracture. With proper care, tooth-colored fillings can be a long-lasting solution for cavities.

The Tooth Colored Fillings Treatment Process

Let's explore the steps involved in getting tooth-colored fillings at Floss Academy.


Examination and Preparation

The process begins with a thorough examination of the affected tooth. Dr. Truskoski or Dr. Pappas will assess the extent of decay and prepare the tooth for the filling. This involves removing the decayed part of the tooth with precision, ensuring that the structure is clean and ready for the filling.


Placement of the Filling

Once the tooth is prepared, the tooth-colored composite resin is carefully applied to the cavity. This material is skillfully shaped to match the contours of your tooth, ensuring a natural look and feel. The resin is then hardened using a special curing light, a process that takes only a few seconds.


Polishing and Final Adjustments

After the filling is hardened, the final step involves polishing and making any necessary adjustments. Dr. Truskoski or Dr. Pappas will ensure that the filling fits comfortably and does not affect your bite. This step is crucial to ensure the longevity of the filling and the comfort of the patient.

Got Questions?

 Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Do Tooth-Colored Fillings Last?

Tooth-colored fillings, when properly maintained, can last for many years, typically between 7 to 10 years, and sometimes longer. Their longevity depends on factors like the size and location of the filling, your oral hygiene practices, and your eating habits. At Floss Academy, we ensure that each filling is applied with precision and care to maximize its lifespan. Regular check-ups and good oral hygiene can significantly extend the life of your fillings.

Are Tooth-Colored Fillings as Strong as Traditional Metal Fillings?

Yes, tooth-colored fillings are designed to be durable and strong. While they were initially considered less durable than metal fillings, advancements in dental technology have significantly improved their strength and durability. They are now comparable to metal fillings in terms of longevity and are well-suited for restoring the functionality of teeth that have experienced decay. Furthermore, the strong bonding of composite resin to the tooth structure adds to their durability, making them an excellent choice for both front and back teeth.