By Suburban Family Dental
February 29, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: fillings   laser fillings  

The benefits of laser fillings

If you need a filling, why not consider getting a filling without the old “drill and fill” method? Thanks to new, modern dental technology laser fillingsyou can avoid those scary, unpleasant metal drills. Your dentists at Suburban Family Dental in Des Plaines, IL want to introduce you to the future of dentistry, laser fillings!

Dental lasers have been used for soft tissue procedures for years, but now, you can also have restorative (filling) treatments using lasers. Dental lasers allow your dentists at Suburban Family Dental to remove small layers of tooth structure, without the noise and discomfort of conventional drills.

There are many benefits of laser fillings when compared to conventional drilled fillings. The Des Plaines dentists at Suburban Family Dental want you to know that laser fillings are:

  • Long-term, because they can kill bacteria deep in a cavity which can lead to a better long-term outcome for your tooth
  • Quiet, because they create very little sound when they are used
  • Calming, because healing time and trauma are reduced
  • Healing, because there is less irritation and less bleeding and swelling
  • Conservative, because more healthy tooth surface is retained

Probably the biggest advantage to you is laser filling procedures are comfortable. In many cases, you won’t even need an injection to numb the area first! This makes laser fillings the perfect choice for people who are afraid of needles, or would rather not be numb.

Use of dental lasers is not appropriate for all fillings, such as replacing old metal fillings. Your dentists at Suburban Family Dental can help you decide if laser fillings are right for your dental issues. So, if you need fillings, don’t settle for old school dental technology when you can have new state-of-the-art dental treatments with dental lasers. Call Suburban Family Dental in Des Plaines, IL for a consultation. They can help you discover the magic of dental laser fillings, so call today!