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The American Dental Association recommends that you have a routine dental exam and cleaning performed twice each year by a professional dentist. This basic appointment is designed to clean away hardened bacterial deposits from your teeth while also detecting any early signs of oral health conditions. This includes identifying early signs of gum disease or newly developing cavities. If Dr. Milad Nourahmadi notices an area of tooth decay forming on one of your teeth, they might recommend repairing it with a simple dental filling.

This treatment process calls for a secondary appointment which starts with your dentist numbing the tooth and surrounding gums to keep you comfortable while they repair the tooth. We will then use a special dental drill to remove all compromised areas of tooth enamel.

Composite fillings are created from a special type of dental resin that can be shaded to mimic the appearance of natural tooth enamel. Amalgam fillings are made from a blend of dental grade metals. They are dark in color and known for being durable. This makes them a better choice for repairing a cavity on a molar or premolar that doesn’t appear in your smile.

After applying the specific dental filling material Dr. Nourahmadi will use a special ultraviolet light to harden and adhere it to the surrounding dental structure.

If you live in Bolingbrook, Franklin Park, Joliet, Naperville, Plainfield, Riverside, and Wheaton, Illinois, and you suspect a cavity has developed on one of your teeth, you should call 630-972-4010 to schedule a dental exam at the dental offices of Shining Smiles LLC. Let us help you get your best smile yet!