815 Dental Studio
Dental fillings are instrumental in repairing small holes in teeth that are from decay. Decay is from bacterial infections. Bacteria stubbornly stays on your teeth when you do not brush or floss properly. Plaque can also develop from a poor diet, lifestyle habits, medications, drug use, medical conditions, and more. A dental filling covers an exposed hole in your tooth to protect the sensitive pulp and to prevent further damage from occurring.
Dr. Anthony and the entire hand-selected team at 815 Dental Studio focus on bringing beautiful and healthy smiles to every family we get the opportunity to work with. We deliver quality general family dental and cosmetic services. We will manage your entire family’s dental needs. We are experts in general dental procedures, from preventative cleanings and examinations to extractions, periodontal treatments, and restorations such as crowns and fillings. We are skilled in numerous cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening, inlays, onlays, dental bonding, porcelain veneers, and other procedures to restore and maintain your healthy and natural smile.
If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of a dental filling, our phone number is 815-229-1110, and you can find us at 1574 South Bell Road, Cherry Valley, IL, 61016. 815 Dental Studio has assembled an amazing team offering superb dental services in an astonishing relaxing environment.
There are a few different dental procedures that we can use to treat tooth decay. One of the most common treatments is a dental filling. Dental cavities are quite common. According to recent research, around 92 percent of U.S. adults ages 20 to 64 have experienced a cavity. A dental filling helps prevent further decay and allows the tooth to function normally. Dental fillings have improved with technology, and it is now quicker and easier to have a cavity treated at 815 Dental Studio than ever.
How Do You Know You Could Have a Cavity?
If you schedule regular checkups with 815 Dental Studio, we will identify cavities early. The sooner we can treat a cavity, the better the outcome will be, and the treatment will be less invasive. Just another good reason to schedule regular dental checkups.
Here are some signs of a cavity developing:
- A tooth is becoming sensitive to hot or cold foods and drinks.
- You feel a constant ache in the tooth.
- There is an increase in sensitivity to sugary foods and drinks.
- The color of the tooth does not look normal, it appears either whiter or even a darker color.
- There is an obvious hole or pit in the tooth.
Your team at 815 Dental Studio will use a small, handheld mirror and explorer to examine the surfaces of each tooth, and anything that looks abnormal will be confirmed with an x-ray. Your dental filling treatment will depend on the extent of the damage and the type of filling we choose together.
The Different Types of Dental Fillings
There are a few types of dental fillings used. These vary from a traditional metal filling to a more popular composite filling.
- Silver-color fillings- Composed of metal amalgams, which is a combination of silver, mercury, tin, and copper.
- White tooth-color fillings, or composites- This material is a combination of glass or quartz particles and an acrylic resin. It is a durable material that is the best option for dental fillings.
- Porcelain fillings- These look very natural and are more expensive. They are created in a lab after we provide an impression of your tooth.
- Glass ionomer fillings- These fillings are also tooth-colored but not as strong as composites. They are composed of acrylic and a type of glass that contains fluoride, which will help prevent further cavities. They are most often used for children’s teeth.
- Gold fillings- This combination of gold, copper, and other metals is durable but more expensive. They are also not natural looking. Gold fillings are created in a dental lab after we take an impression of your tooth.
The Dental Filling Procedure
The dental filling procedure is quite simple. To start, your team at 815 Dental Studio will examine your teeth and use small, handheld dental instruments to identify the cavity. We will take an X-ray of the tooth to confirm the extent of the tooth decay.
The administration of a local anesthetic to numb the immediate area is the next step in preparation. This will prevent any discomfort during the procedure.
Once the area is sufficiently numb, we will use a high-speed dental drill to remove the decay. Then we will sterilize and prepare the area for the filling. Once placed, some types of fillings are cured or hardened with a blue wavelength light.
After the filling has been placed in the hole, we polish the tooth and confirm that your bite alignment is correct.
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ALISSA ANTHONY, DMD
With unique energy and a positive spirit, Dr. Anthony provides our patients with quality dentistry while making her patients feel comfortable in the dental chair. Her entire team at 815 Dental Studio reflects her smiling, patient-focused and passionate approach to oral health.
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Experts in general dentistry, from cleanings and checkups to extractions, periodontal treatments, and fillings, we are also highly trained in cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening, inlays onlays, dental bonding, porcelain veneers, clear aligners, and other ways to give you straight white teeth.
Dental Fillings Aftercare
After your dental filling is completed, you could continue to have a slight numbing sensation in the area for a few hours. When the numbness has subsided, you can resume all daily activities. You will treat your new filling no differently than the rest of your teeth. With constant daily brushing and flossing, you will ensure your dental filling lasts for quite some time. You might experience some minor sensitivity following your treatment. This is common and will subside after some time. If you have discomfort in the area, bring it to our attention.
During your regular exams and check-ups with 815 Dental Studio, we will always check the integrity of the filling and make sure no further decay is evident.
815 Dental Studio is All About Patient Satisfaction
Your satisfaction starts with our skills and services, and we achieve successful outcomes with advanced, innovative technology and clinical care. Your comfort and trust in our team and our efforts are imperative.
This is why we put an emphasis on a staff of highly capable, energetic, and genuinely nice people. A happy team means happy patients.
Besides serving as the leading cosmetic dental practice in Northern Illinois, improving smiles with implants, Invisalign, veneers, and whitening, we provide general oral healthcare services daily to local families and patients.
We are an effective and dynamic team, constantly expanding on our knowledge, our skills, and our dental technology to better serve you. Call us today about a possible dental filling for you. Our phone number is 815-229-1110, and you can find us at 1574 South Bell Road, Cherry Valley, IL, 61016. 815 Dental Studio is a team that you will look forward to visiting for your 6-month checkups. Each member of our team is proud to be caring, thoughtful, and kind.