Rogers Park dentist
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.
Lincoln Chicago dental office
Here at Family Care Dental Group, we are proud to offer a wide range of services at our Lincoln Chicago dental office that can be incorporated in the treatment of a wide range of dental conditions and individual situations. One of the most common dental issues that we identify in the patients that visit our Lincoln Chicago dental office is tooth decay. Tooth decay is a pervasive issue that often results from insufficient dental hygiene habits at home, or too frequently indulging in foods that are damaging to the tooth’s structure. The heart of the problem lies in bacterial buildup within the mouth. Certain kinds of bacteria, such as tartar and plaque, are prone to releasing specific acids like to eat away at the enamel of our teeth, and as a result there are small holes of decay called cavities left behind. Some symptoms associated with cavity development for you to be aware of include: mild to moderate toothache in the affected tooth, with increased pain while biting down or chewing, increased tooth sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, and in some cases, there are visible holes in the tooth. If you ever find yourself in the midst of these developing symptoms, it is always best to schedule an appointment at our Lincoln Chicago dental office as soon as possible. Ignoring the symptoms will only make them worse—and increases the risk of infection and other more complicated issues. We can treat dental cavities with the use of dental fillings, a tried and true method of tooth restoration. We have several dental filling options available here at Family Care Dental Group as well, so that the experts at our Lincoln Chicago dental office can work with you to determine the treatment option that will work best for you and your individual needs. Treating cavities early and effectively increases the likelihood that you will avoid any future trouble with that tooth. We can also make recommendations for at-home care that will be helpful in avoiding any other cavities in the future.
If you would like to learn more about dental fillings, or any of the other many services available to you her eat our Lincoln Chicago dental office, we highly recommend that you visit the main Family Care Dental Group website, where you can read on in further detail about all of the services we have to offer. If you have any questions or concerns that we can assist you with, please do not hesitate to reach out to our staff directly.
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3143 W Devon Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60659