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Fillings


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More About Fillings


Do you have a toothache? Sharp throbbing pain? Sensitivity to cold or hot food and drinks? You may need a filling!

Minor tooth repairs

Preventing fracture in small to midsize restoration

Combatting moderate chewing pressure

Aesthetically restoring the natural smile (in the case of visible fillings)

With the advancements in technology, most patients prefer to preserve a natural look to their smile by getting composite fillings.

A tooth filling replaces decayed or damaged tooth material in instances where the cavity or damage is relatively minor. Fillings protect teeth from further decay and resulting pain, reducing sensitivity by covering areas that are missing their protective enamel.

If your teeth are hurting or you think you have a cavity, schedule an appointment with us so we can do a comprehensive diagnoses and put together a treatment plan to fix your pain!


Common Questions


What happens when a dentist fills a cavity?

The dentist starts by removing any of the decaying and dead tooth enamel that cannot be saved with a small drill, and then cleans out the cavity to prepare it for filling. They then place the filling material into the cavity, and finish by cleaning and polishing the tooth.

What is the difference between temporary and permanent fillings?

Temporary fillings are generally recommended in cases where multiple sessions are required to design and cast a permanent filling. Since walking around with an open cavity is dangerous for your oral health, dentists will use a temporary filling to bridge the gap in time.

We strive to...


Provide you with comprehensive care throughout your experience with us

Maintain an excellence and passion in dentistry through courses and seminars

Provide you with a one stop shop for all of your dental needs

Work with you to create a long term plan for your oral health

Insurance & Billing


Our office accepts all PPO insurances and other private dental insurances. If you are without dental insurance coverage, we will do our best to work with you to afford treatment. For financing, we provide access to CareCredit at our office and our trained staff can help explain to you its benefits.

Why Choose Our Practice


35+ Years Experience


Dr. Patel has been passionate about taking care of his community for over 35 years now. This experience allows Dr. Patel to take a holistic approach to your oral health.

Care Under One Roof


At our office, Dr. Patel focuses on being a one-stop office, by specializing in numerous dental procedures including dental implants, periodontal therapy, and more.

Expert Team


We regularly attend continuing education courses to improve the dental services our office offers. This allows us to provide some of the highest quality dental care in the Joliet, Illinois area.

Our Satisfied Patients


We are so thankful to all of our amazing patients who have taken the time to share their experiences on Google, Facebook, RateMDs, and other online sources.

I have been coming here for years and I would recommend both the dentists very highly... Both are very professional and know what they are doing...

Raksha M.

Rating: 5/5

Contact us and let us help you achieve your smile goals today.


1507 W Jefferson St #1/2
Joliet, IL 60435

Office Hours


Mon - Thurs: Appointment Only
Fri: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sun: Closed

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