Dental bonding is a modern technique that can be used by dentists for many situations. Unlike traditional fillings that strictly fill a cavity, dental bonding can be used on exterior surfaces of a tooth, as well as filling a cavity. A special tooth-coloured resin is used to remedy various dental issues.
Chipped or cracked teeth can be repaired using durable plastic material. The result is a healthy tooth, in appearance and function. The repair is not noticeable to others because the colour of the resin is matched to the colour of the tooth. In fact, dental bonding is often used to exclusively treat discoloured teeth.
As well, dental bonding is a very successful treatment for closing spaces between teeth. Many patients are thrilled to see these improvements because they can smile without feeling self-conscious about gaps in the teeth.
Teeth can also be contoured for a more appealing shape, using dental bonding.
This aesthetic improvement boosts the confidence of the patient. As a consequence patients often report smiling much more often than before treatment.
Amalgam fillings can be replaced with the resin. Amalgam fillings do not match the colour of the tooth and patients often request more modern dental bonding to match the colour of the tooth. There are other reasons to replace amalgam fillings, but we’ll get to that in the next section.
For patients with receding gums, bonding can protect the potion of the tooth that is exposed.
Unless a cavity is being treated, anesthesia is usually not required during the dental work, and there is also little preparation time required for the dentist. The bonding resin is hardened using a special light and the patient is ready to go, often completely pain free.
If you have not been to the dentist for a while you will be surprised at the exciting possibilities that we can offer. Today, a bright healthy smile more attainable than ever before. Call us for consultation today.
Today more and more people are having their metal based amalgam fillings replaced with more modern composites, known as tooth coloured fillings. There are more choices than ever before when choosing the material for a filling. Amalgam fillings contain mercury and negative side affects are a real concern. Amalgam fillings are NOT used at our practice. Instead we offer a white composite that is durable and aesthetically pleasing.
When amalgam fillings were introduced it was felt that the toxic mercury used in the filling was not a health concern. It was believed that because of the mixture of metals used, including silver, zinc, tin and copper, the mercury would not pose a risk. Anecdotally however, many people believe their mercury based fillings are causing a myriad of health problems. Many people will no longer consider amalgam as an option and instead are opting for tooth coloured fillings.
White composite fillings, or tooth coloured fillings, are becoming more and more popular as a replacement for amalgam. There is no longer a reason to worry if your fillings are causing, or will cause health problems for you or your family.
As a consequence of the growing concern over amalgam fillings, many people are choosing to have them removed. We can replace the metal fillings with tooth coloured fillings and relieve the patient of any worries they may have. The coloured fillings offer nearly the strength and durability of the old metal fillings but with the added advantage of matching the original colour of the tooth.
Are metal fillings weighing you down? Do you worry about the side affects of having mercury in your mouth? When you smile, are you concerned about the appearance of metal fillings? The solution lies in coloured fillings – call our mercury-free dental office today for a consultation at 1-877-283-0497.