Dental Fillings An Overview
Dental bonding is a technique used to restore and protect teeth that have minor damage or decay. There are a number of indications for dental bonding, also called tooth bonding or composite bonding, including:
- To repair small cracks and chips
- To rebuild worn edges
- To fill small gaps between teeth
- To correct minor discoloration
- To fill cavities
Dental bonding is an excellent option for tooth colored dental fillings. Sometimes referred to as “white fillings”, cosmetic dental fillings are the current standard in modern dentistry. A cosmetic dental filling provides excellent protection and strength to the tooth with unmatched aesthetics. Many patients who have old metal fillings are choosing to replace their fillings with white fillings, which are more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing.
Tooth bonding is also ideal for patients who have minor cosmetic concerns such as spaces between the teeth. Rather than using a porcelain restoration such as porcelain veneers, Doctors Burmaster and Hemphill can use dental bonding techniques to quickly and affordably improve the appearance of teeth.
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Dental Fillings What to Expect
Quick, Easy, Virtually Pain Free
Typically, dental bonding procedures are completed in a single visit. There is minimal tooth preparation, no messy impressions, or uncomfortable impressions. Dental bonding uses a composite resin, a bio-compatible material, available in a range of tooth colored shades. In general, dental bonding is less expensive than other cosmetic dental procedures. It is often a great choice for young patients with minor damage or cosmetic concerns who are not yet ready for a more permanent option such as porcelain veneers.
While composite resins are extremely stain resistant and durable, dental bonding is not a permanent treatment and may need to be touched up. With proper care, tooth bonding can last for several years. Dental bonding is a great option for patients who wish to delay more permanent treatment.
Schedule an Appointment
If you have old fillings or minor cosmetic concerns and think dental fillings might be an option for you, contact Barataria Dental to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists.