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Total Dental Care from X-Rays to Fillings

At Great Smile Deerfield, we do everything we can to take care of your teeth. We have the latest in composite fillings and porcelain crowns as well as other options to make sure you always look and feel your best. 

Composite Fillings

A composite (tooth-colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by tooth decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling. There are many types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. We'll work with you to discuss the best options for restoring your teeth. Composite fillings, along with silver amalgam fillings, are the most widely used today. Because composite fillings are tooth colored, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth, and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or more visible areas of the mouth. As with most dental restorations, composite fillings are not permanent and may someday have to be replaced. Reasons for composite fillings include:

  • Chipped Teeth
  • Closing Space between Two Teeth
  • Cracked or Broken Teeth
  • Decayed Teeth
  • Worn Teeth
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Composite fillings are usually placed in one appointment. While the tooth is numb, your dentist will remove decay as needed. The space will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared before the new filling is placed. If the decay was near the nerve of the tooth, a special medication will be applied for added protection. The composite filling will then be precisely placed, shaped, and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape and function. It is normal to experience sensitivity to hot and cold when composite fillings are first placed, however this will subside shortly after your tooth acclimates to the new filling. You will be given care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment. Good oral hygiene practices, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new fillings.

Other services we provide include:

  • Cleanings
  • Exams
  • Digital X-Rays
  • Veneers
  • Bridges
  • Crowns
  • Whitening
  • Toothaches
  • Cavities
  • Bad Breath Care