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Maple Shade Dental of East Peoria
1001 Illini Drive, East Peoria, IL 61611

Restorative Dentistry and Tooth Fillings in East Peoria, IL

With proper home care and regular visits to the dentist, your gums and teeth can last a lifetime. Throughout your life, you may experience cavities or other dental issues that can make it difficult to complete normal activities. When this occurs, it may be time to visit our office for a tooth filling or restorative dentistry in East Peoria.

All About Restorative Dentistry

Our dentists specialize in practicing restorative dentistry in East Peoria. From placing crowns and tooth fillings to treating oral diseases, the goal of restorative dentistry is to protect and preserve the natural teeth. Our dental restoration treatments allow you to speak and chew with confidence.

What Are Restorative Dentistry Procedures?

Restorative dentistry procedures include receiving a tooth filling, getting a crown, or even having a root canal or full dental restoration. These procedures involve repairing the teeth to improve your dental health. Regular checkups at our office are necessary to ensure these issues are handled in a timely fashion.

What is a Full Mouth Restoration?

A dental restoration may be recommended if you have multiple oral health issues. During the full mouth restoration, your dentist will administer any procedure that is necessary to restore your smile. These can include tooth fillings, implants, and cosmetic treatments. If you’re suffering from several oral health problems, call our office to learn more about restorative dentistry in East Peoria.

How Does a Tooth Filling Work?

A tooth filling serves an important role: to protect a decaying tooth from further trauma. When you visit our office for a tooth filling in East Peoria, one of our dentists will remove the decay from your tooth and fill the new hole with a durable dental filling material.

What Materials Are Used for Tooth Filling?

There are several cavity filling materials available to meet your needs. These include silver, porcelain, gold alloy, plastic resin, and powdered glass. Your dentist will determine the tooth filling material that’s best for your situation.

How Much Could a Tooth Filling Cost?

Many people are concerned about the cost of a tooth filling when they have a cavity. Fortunately, dental fillings are among the least expensive dental treatments. Your cost will be determined by how many fillings you need, your location, and your dental plan’s coverage.

An Overview: The Tooth Filling Procedure

Knowing what to expect during a dental procedure can ease any stress you may experience before your appointment. When receiving a tooth filling, the dentist will use anesthesia to reduce the risk of discomfort. Then, a rubber dam or other item is used to hold your mouth open. Your dentist will use a drill to remove the decay from the affected tooth, and fill the clean hole with a durable tooth filling material.

What Are the Different Types of Dental Fillings?

Cavities in East Peoria can be filled using a variety of materials. The types of tooth fillings include:

  • Amalgam: Usually used for fillings in the back teeth, amalgam fillings are created from a blend of mercury, silver, tin, and zinc.
  • Cast Gold: Resilient and easily tolerated by the mouth, gold fillings are a popular choice among many dentists and patients.
  • Composite resin: This versatile material is used for direct and indirect fillings. Composite resin is made using fine glass and plastic particles.
  • Glass Ionomer: Durable and resilient, glass ionomer fillings are composed of a blend of acrylic materials and glass powder.

Identifying a Cavity

A common oral health problem, cavities form when plaque erodes the surface of the teeth. The actual cavity is the hole that remains once the plaque and decay are removed.

Treating Cavities

Cavity treatment is the process of receiving a tooth filling to avoid further decay. If you have a cavity, visit our office to receive fillings for cavities in East Peoria.

Why Do Cavities Form?

A tooth cavity forms when plaque builds up on the teeth. This acidic, sticky substance strips the teeth of its minerals, eventually creating a hole. Bacteria causes the hole to deepen as it eats away at your tooth enamel.

Signs of Cavity: Evidence You May Have a Cavity

If you experience any of these cavity symptoms, it’s important to be evaluated by a dentist as soon as possible. Receiving a tooth filling in East Peoria from our office can alleviate these cavity symptoms:

  • Pain while eating or drinking
  • A visible hole in the teeth
  • Stains on the teeth
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Constant mild or severe mouth pain
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