Don’t wait to take care of cavities – contact Plainfield, Indiana dentist Rod Eccles, DDS for tooth fillings. Dr. Eccles and our friendly team can help you solve dental problems while they’re still small so you can avoid more complicated restorative dentistry procedures in the future.
Tooth Filling Options To Fit Your Particular Situation
Plainfield, Indiana dentist Dr. Eccles offers both metal and composite tooth fillings to stop tooth decay and repair your teeth.
Composite tooth fillings are made from a tooth-colored material and do not contain any metal, making them a perfect option for patients who do not want their tooth fillings to stick out in their smile. We can even color-match them to the rest of your teeth.
Metal tooth fillings (or amalgam fillings) are still used in dentistry because they 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.
Signs You May Need A Tooth Filling
You may not even know cavities are forming until they start causing you pain or discomfort. Although these symptoms alone may not mean you have a cavity, you should look out for:
- Sensitivity to sweet, cold, or hot drinks or foods
- Pain while chewing
When a Dental Filling Won’t Cut It
Not all teeth can be restored with tooth fillings. In many cases, we need to use stronger materials to protect the tooth from future decay and keep the tooth functional for years to come. Dental crowns help us restore beauty and function to your teeth and can be placed over the course of two quick visits. Here are a few reasons you might need a dental crown:
- Too much tooth decay
- Repair cracks or break
- Repair worn teeth
- Restore teeth after root canal therapy
- Restore dental implants
Tips To Avoid Tooth Decay
When you visit Dr. Eccles, we will help you avoid cavities by providing nutritional counseling and oral hygiene advice. Here are a few tips to help prevent cavities from forming:
- Brush at least twice and floss once daily
- Avoid sugary or starchy foods
- Visit our Plainfield, IN dental office for regular dental cleanings and exams