Dental Fillings in Greenfield

What to Expect With Dental Fillings

Dental fillings rank among the most common dental procedures, and Dr. Thomas Kraklow has performed thousands of fillings over the course of his family dentistry career. Most people develop cavities at some point, and our modern dental services can provide long-lasting tooth repairs that are virtually undetectable. If you're looking for "dental fillings near me," keep in mind that our services at Kraklow Quality Dentistry are painless, affordable and convenient to our neighbors in the Greenfield area of greater Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Modern dentistry offers many cavity-filling options that blend long-lasting strength and attractiveness. Our dentist will first remove the decay and then fill the tooth using a tooth-colored composite resin. Resin fillings last for the long term and are virtually undetectable when you smile. Because they can be matched to your natural shade, they can also be used to fill cavities in areas on front teeth and near the gum line.

What Happens When You Come in for Dental Fillings

A filling is a dental procedure designed to arrest tooth decay and save the tooth. Dr. Kraklow works hard to save the tooth if possible because natural teeth are always the best option for chewing, speaking and smiling. He first removes the decay and foreign matter embedded in the tooth. He might use a drill, endodontic laser or air abrasion instrument to cleanse and disinfect the tooth of cavity-causing bacteria and other pathogens.

Once the foreign matter has been removed, Dr. Kraklow focuses on disinfecting the area. If the decay comes close to the tooth root, he might install a liner made of glass to protect the nerve. Your choice of a local anesthetic or nitrous oxide to prevent pain is another good reason to choose our team when you look for "dental fillings near me."

The filling material Dr. Kraklow applies is mixed to match the color of your teeth, and he applies it carefully in layers, using a special light to harden or dry each layer. After applying all the layers, he will shape the composite material to match the natural shape of the tooth and trim away any excess material. The final step is polishing the composite material.

Dental Fillings Near Me: Choice of Filling Materials

Most patients choose tooth-colored resin because it looks like the surface of a natural tooth. However, you can choose other filling materials if you want to make a fashion statement with contrasting colors. Silver and gold fillings are common choices, and some people choose more expensive porcelain and composite resins with particles of glass ionomer.

Our team at Kraklow Quality Dentistry can help you choose the best filling material based on your preferences, the cost and the attractiveness of the filled tooth. Our first priority is choosing a long-lasting material that will stand up to the daily demands of eating, speaking and smiling.

Call Us to Schedule Your Dental Fillings

At Kraklow Quality Dentistry, we offer the latest dental procedures performed with advanced equipment to protect your smile and your bite. When you meet with Dr. Kraklow, he will provide answers to all your questions about fillings and other oral health concerns. Schedule a consultation by calling 414-427-8565 or contacting us online.