Dentist in West Loop

Skyline Smiles

West Loop Office:
1017 W. Madison St, Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 300-5711


Roscoe Village Office:
2125 W. Roscoe St, Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 295-7108


Composite Fillings

Composite fillings are a mixture of glass or quartz filler in a resin medium that produces a tooth-colored filling. They are sometimes referred to as composites or filled resins. Composite fillings provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small-to-mid size restorations that need to withstand moderate chewing pressure. Less tooth structure is removed when the dentist prepares the tooth, and this may result in a smaller filling than that of an amalgam. Composites can also be "bonded" or adhesively held in a cavity, often allowing the dentist to make a more conservative repair to the tooth.

The cost is moderate and depends on the size of the filling and the technique used by the dentist to place it in the prepared tooth. It generally takes longer to place a composite filling than what is required for an amalgam filling. Composite fillings require a cavity that can be kept clean and dry during filling and they are subject to stain and discoloration over time.


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Skyline Smiles

West Loop Office:
1017 W. Madison St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 300-5711

Mon: 8am - 8pm
Tues: 12pm - 8pm
Wed, Thurs: 2pm - 8pm
Fri: 8am - 5pm
Sat: 9am - 4pm

 

 

Roscoe Village Office:
2125 W. Roscoe St
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 295-7108

Mon: 8am - 12pm
Tues, Thurs, Fri: 2pm - 8pm
Weds: 12pm - 8pm