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Old Town: (312) 642-8966
Deerfield: (847) 945-8565
Michael A. Aburano, DDS
Old Town: 1640 N Wells St. #205, Chicago, IL 60614
Deerfield: 400 Lake Cook Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015

Composite Fillings


Composite Fillings at Michael A. Aburano, DDSFillings are used to restore areas of your tooth affected by decay. At Michael A. Aburano, DDS we use composite (tooth-colored) materials to "fill in" the surface of the tooth after all decay has been removed.

Reasons for Fillings


•  Restoring small to medium sized cavities
•  Restoring a chipped anterior (front) tooth

What Does a Filling Involve?


First, Dr. Aburano will answer any questions you have and will apply anesthetic to the tooth requiring the filling. Then Dr. Aburano will thoroughly remove the decay that is present and prepare the tooth for the composite filling.

What Are Composite Fillings?


Composite fillings are tooth-colored to blend in with the remaining natural part of the tooth. The term composite refers to the actual filling material, which is a mixture of glass or quartz filler in a resin medium.

Composite fillings provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small-to-mid size restorations that need to withstand moderate chewing pressure. In addition to being more aesthetically pleasing, composite fillings are "bonded" or attached with adhesive directly to the tooth surface. This often allows for a more conservative repair than traditional fillings with their inability to bond to the tooth structure.

Composite fillings require that the tooth be kept clean and dry during the entire filling process, and they are subject to stain and discoloration over time. The life expectancy of a white filling can depend greatly on where it is in your mouth and how heavily your teeth come together when you bite.

Composite filling material is also commonly used to repair front teeth that have chipped or worn. Where possible, aesthetic bonding of composite material to front teeth is generally much less expensive than veneers or crowns. However, bonding typically does not last as long as veneers or crowns.

If your tooth is sensitive for a week or more it is important to call our office at Old Town: (312) 642-8966
Deerfield: (847) 945-8565
so we can examine the tooth and determine if additional treatment is needed.
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Old Town Office
Monday: 10am - 5pm
Tuesday: 10am - 5pm
Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: By Appointment


Deerfield Office
Thursday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: By Appointment
Michael A. Aburano, DDS
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