Restorative Dentistry and Tooth Fillings in Peoria, IL

Teeth are designed to last throughout our lives. However, normal wear and tear on the teeth can cause a cavity or other dental issues. When this happens, you may need restorative dentistry. Our dental office provides restorative dentistry in Peoria that includes full dental restoration, cavity treatment, and more.

Restorative Dentistry

When practicing restorative dentistry, our dentists treat diseases of the teeth and gums with the goal of saving the natural tooth. This includes treating tooth decay and cavities. With restorative dentistry in Peoria, you can restore the look and health of your smile.

Restorative Dental Procedures: An Overview

Restorative dentistry includes a wide variety of routine dental procedures. These include placing a  crown, getting a tooth filling, having a root canal, and more. Regular checkups at our office can help you get to the root of any dental issues before they get worse.

What Does a Full Dental Restoration Mean?

If you have multiple dental issues that are affecting your quality of life, you may be a candidate for dental restoration. During the rehabilitation, you’ll receive all necessary dental procedures to ensure your mouth functions optimally. This might include getting a tooth filling, braces, or even dental implants. Call us today to learn more about our full mouth restorative dentistry in Peoria.

How Does a Tooth Filling Function?

Getting a tooth filling is the best way to treat a cavity. These devices are made with resilient materials and allow you to speak and chew normally. Dental fillings protect the tooth from bacteria and further decay.

Materials Used in Tooth Fillings

When you meet with one of our dentists, he or she will decide which dental filling material suits your needs. Tooth fillings are available in gold alloy, silver, composite resin, and more. Schedule your tooth filling in Peoria today by giving us a call.

How Much Does a Tooth Filling Cost?

The cost of a tooth filling in Peoria largely depends on the materials used, your location, and your insurance coverage. Be sure to speak with your provider before receiving treatment. Our office also provides payment plans that can make the tooth filling affordable.

Getting a Tooth Filling

The tooth filling procedure is a routine treatment that is administered in a dental office. Your dentist will use anesthesia to ensure you are comfortable as he or she removes the decay from your tooth to make way for the tooth filling. Then, the dentist fills the clean hole with the chosen filling material.

Understanding the Varieties of Dental Fillings

Tooth fillings are the recommended treatment for cavities in Peoria. There are several tooth filling options to choose from, which include:

  • Amalgam: These tooth fillings are made with various metals and are quite noticeable. Because of this, they’re usually used for back teeth.
  • Glass Ionomer: Often used for non-load-bearing fillings, glass ionomer fillings are created with glass powder and acrylic.
  • Gold: Sometimes considered the best tooth filling option, cast gold fillings are extremely durable and resilient.
  • Porcelain: Ceramic or porcelain tooth fillings are typically used in the front of the mouth because they closely resemble natural teeth.
  • Composite resin: A popular choice, composite resin fillings are created with fine glass and plastic particles.

Understanding Cavities

A cavity is the hole that remains in the tooth once decay is cleaned out by a dentist. These holes are created by plaque erosion.

Treating a Tooth Cavity

Cavities in Peoria are treated using tooth fillings, which can be administered by our experienced dentists. If you suspect a cavity, call our office to make an tooth filling appointment.

What Are the Causes of a Cavity?

Cavities are caused by plaque, a sticky, acidic substance that forms when teeth are not brushed properly. The substance eats away at your tooth enamel until spaces and holes are formed on the tooth.

How to Identify Signs of Cavity

A cavity can form between teeth, causing a host of symptoms. Cavity symptoms include:

  • Discomfort while eating or drinking
  • Holes or spaces in the teeth
  • Obvious black, brown, or white stains on teeth
  • A tooth that is painful to the touch
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