Tooth Fillings Keep Your Smile Looking Healthy
  • Composite fillings blend into your smile
  • Metal fillings withstand heavy chewing pressure
  • Enjoy pain-free local anesthesia with The Wand®

Repair Your Smile With Tooth Fillings in Plainfield

Don’t wait to take care of cavities. Left untreated, they can turn into more serious issues like infected teeth. With our tooth fillings in Plainfield, Dr. Eccles can help you solve dental problems while they’re still small so you can avoid more complicated restorative dentistry procedures in the future.

Dental fillings will:

  • Keep decay from getting into the pulp inside teeth, where it can become infected
  • Relieve tooth pain caused by cavities
  • Protect your tooth from further damage
  • Allow you to comfortably chew food

Think you may need a filling? Call us today at 317-682-0884. You can save 10 percent on your treatment when you join our Smile Care Club.

Stats Image About 9 out of 10 adults in the U.S. have cavities. Source.

Choose From Two Kinds of Dental Fillings

Unlike some practices, Dr. Eccles offers both metal and composite tooth fillings to stop tooth decay and repair your teeth. We will help you determine whether you should choose:

  • Composite Fillings – Since they are made from a tooth-colored material and do not contain any metal, they’re a perfect option for patients who do not want their fillings to stand out in their smile. We will color-match them to the rest of your teeth.
  • Metal Fillings – Also called amalgam fillings, these are very strong and durable, making them especially well-suited for your back teeth, or molars. Dr. Eccles may recommend amalgam fillings depending on the extent of damage and location of your damaged tooth.

Regardless of which option you choose, your treatment will be comfortable thanks to The Wand® computer-assisted anesthesia delivery system.

You May Need a Crown Instead

Not all teeth can be restored with tooth fillings. In some cases, we need to use stronger materials to protect the tooth from future decay and keep it functional for years to come. Dental crowns help us restore beauty and function to your teeth and can be placed over two quick visits. Here are a few reasons you might need a dental crown:

  • Addressing extensive tooth decay
  • Fixing cracks or breaks
  • Repairing worn teeth
  • Restoring teeth after root canal therapy
  • Restoring dental implants

When you visit us, we will help you avoid cavities by providing nutritional counseling and oral hygiene advice. To help prevent cavities from forming, you should:

If you have a cavity or suspect you might, visit Rod Eccles, DDS for comfortable tooth fillings in Plainfield. Call us at 317-682-0884 or schedule online.

Common Questions About Tooth Fillings

What do tooth fillings look like?

The appearance of your filling depends largely on the type of restoration used to fix your cavity. To ensure we have a filling for every situation, we use both amalgam and composite fillings. One of the biggest advantages of composite is that we can match it to the color of your other teeth so it won’t stand out in your smile.

Are tooth fillings metal?

There are two types of fillings: amalgam, which is made of a blend of metals, and composite, a blend of ceramic and a plastic compound. Both have advantages and possible disadvantages. Dr. Eccles will present all the information you need to make your decision and help you choose the restoration that will work best for your situation.

Can tooth fillings get cavities?

Tooth fillings themselves can’t get cavities. However, it is possible to get decay in a tooth that has a filling. Decay can affect the tooth at the edges of the filling. In addition, fillings can break down over time, creating an opportunity for decay to work its way underneath. Dr. Eccles will check the condition of fillings and other restorations during every exam to ensure they are still protecting your teeth.

How long do tooth fillings last?

That depends on which kind of filling is used, its location, your oral hygiene habits, and other factors. Metal fillings typically last much longer than composite fillings. For this reason, they may be better for hidden areas of your mouth that experience more force from chewing. With proper care, both kinds of fillings should last several years.

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