Dental Fillings

A small cavity or other source of dental decay can grow to destroy an entire tooth if left untreated. Unlike our skin, teeth cannot heal naturally. Only professional dental care can correct your cavities and return your tooth to a state of optimal oral health. A dental filling, made from white composite resin or porcelain, can fill a cleaned and prepared tooth cavity and reinforce your tooth’s structure. So, for those who may need a moderate dental restoration made to their tooth, we offer high-quality dental fillings in Chicago, Illinois.

How We Can Help
To place a filling, your dentist will first prepare your tooth by removing any decay and bacteria. Surface cavities do not usually require anesthesia, but our caring dentists and assisting team will make sure you remain comfortable during your treatment. After the tooth is prepared, your dentist will insert a small bit of tinted, liquid composite resin into the cleaned cavity and, once the material hardens, will sculpt and polish the filling. Porcelain inlays or fillings may be created in a lab or in the office and are usually more durable than a composite filling. You can learn whether dental fillings are right for you by calling us at 773-684-5702 and scheduling a visit to University Dental Professionals.