Elmhurst, IL area dentist offers tooth-colored fillings
Dr. Janet Stopka near Elmhurst, IL is a dedicated dental professional ready and willing to assist patients with a wide range of oral health solutions. Her practice provides a variety of procedures to restore the smile including tooth-colored fillings, dental crowns, and dental bridges. Tooth-colored fillings are highly recommended for patients who are treating areas of tooth decay.
What are fillings?
Fillings are used to fill in an area of the tooth that has been affected by decay. Tooth decay, also known as cavities, can eat away at the structure of the tooth. When patients have cavities, they may experience pain or sensitivity when they eat or drink. To fix this, fillings are placed.
In the past, dentists have used silver amalgam fillings. They are made with up to 50 percent mercury –– a toxic substance. This results in exposing patients to the possibility of mercury toxicity. Dr. Janet Stopka is a member of the IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology) and avoids silver amalgam fillings for safety reasons. She instead utilizes tooth-colored fillings made from composite resin. There are several benefits to composite resin fillings. They:
- Are affordable
- Do not expand and contract with temperature changes
- Do not expose patients to mercury toxicity
- Are more aesthetic
- Are placed in just one appointment
Patients can ask questions about the two types of fillings to understand the dangers of placing silver amalgam in the smile.
Schedule a visit today to learn more!
Dr. Janet Stopka cares deeply about the health of her patients, and wants everyone to feel at ease visiting her state-of-the-art dental practice. Her office can be reached by phone for an appointment at 630 756-5844. Call today to find out more about the benefits of tooth-colored fillings and other cosmetic procedures available in her practice.