Bonding is a popular method to enhance the aesthetics of your smile. Bonding can be used to correct cracks or gaps in teeth, as a filling after a cavity has been removed, or to cover up stains or discolored teeth.
A composite resin is used on the affected tooth or teeth. It is molded and sculpted over an adhesive gel that is placed on the tooth. After the resin has been applied an, LED light is used to harden the resin, which is then polished to give you a fresh, new smile.
Bonding is an obvious improvement over unsightly silver amalgam fillings. With the advancements in dental technology, bonding usually lasts for over 10 years. It is a safe, affordable, and attractive solution for many dental problems.
Fillings are used to actually FILL IN a cavity in the tooth. We provide natural-looking, metal-free fillings, which are a safe way to go. They are also known as composite fillings.
The white dental bonding used in these fillings match your natural tooth color, so they are smooth and can hardly be noticed! They also make your teeth stronger, and sometimes even less sensitive than if you had metal fillings.
We educate all our patients to let us know if they have any tooth pain, aching, sensitivity to hot and cold, etc. because this could be an indicator that you may have a cavity. You don’t want to let a cavity go untreated for long, as it can cause a lot of pain, infection, gum, tooth or bone loss.
If I currently have metal fillings, can I have them replaced?
Yes, you definitely can! Just let us know.