If you are looking for a dentist who can provide you with the best cosmetic and general dentistry care, then you will do well to visit us at our dental practice Family Care Dental Group. Our Rogers Park dentist will be able to provide you with a wide range of dental procedures including a variety of dental fillings.
At Family Care Dental Group our dentists are Drs. Mark Mkrdichian and Ashor Elia. One of the services our Rogers Park dentist provides is the ability to provide you with either a silver amalgam filling or a composite, tooth-colored filling. Both of these fillings have their benefits, and each works better in a variety of situations. Our dentist will be able to assess your individual situation and let you know which filling will work best in your particular case. When a cavity is found in the back teeth, amalgam fillings are generally recommended. Amalgam fillings are stronger than composite fillings and are able to withstand stronger chewing forces. Therefore, amalgam fillings are often recommended for cavities on the chewing surfaces of the back molars. However silver amalgam fillings do have drawbacks. They are clearly not as aesthetically appealing as composite fillings, and more of the tooth generally needs to be removed in order to apply the filling material.
When there is a cavity in a front tooth, or in a place that is easily seen by others during conversation, our dentist will most likely recommend the use of a composite filling. Composite fillings are made to perfectly match the color of the tooth so that they cannot be seen by others. Composite fillings can be made from a variety of materials. These fillings are also compatible with sealants which will allow our Rogers Park dentist to perform both procedures in a single visit. This is more convenient for our patient and also will help prevent further tooth decay. Composite fillings are a bit more difficult to apply. However, generally less of the tooth enamel needs to be removed to apply the filling. Composite fillings also bond to the tooth structure, so they serve to strengthen the tooth, where amalgam fillings can weaken the existing tooth. If you have a cavity, our dentist will be able to advise you as to which type of filling will work best in your particular case. If you would like an appointment to meet with one of our dentists, contact us today at Family Care Dental Group.