Bonding and tooth-colored filling
If you're embarrassed about your smile because of decay or dark fillings in your teeth, you may be a good candidate for composite resins. A silicon dioxide-filled, tooth-colored plastic mixture, composite resins can restore teeth to an attractive, healthy state. Composite resins represent several advantages over traditional silver or amalgam fillings
Because composite resins are not made of metal, we can blend and mix shades to find the perfect color to match your natural teeth. This means only you and your dentist will know you have fillings. Another pro is that the tooth/composite bond supports the remaining tooth structure, deterring breakage and insulating against temperature changes. Best of all, composite resins allow us to keep more of your natural tooth structure intact than amalgams. We believe in conservative dentistry - the more natural tooth structure you keep, the better teeth you'll likely have in the future. Trucare dentistry offers state-of-art dental bonding and tooth colored filling treatment in Roswell GA.
Frequently asked questions about bonding and tooth-color filling
What are the advantages of dental bonding or tooth-colored filling?
Dental bonding is among the easiest and least expensive of cosmetic dental procedures. Bonding usually can be done in one office visit unless several teeth are involved. Unless dental bonding is being performed to fill a cavity, anesthesia is usually not required.
Consult with your dentist about the best cosmetic approach for your particular problem.
Composite resin or bonding is best suited for small cosmetic changes, for temporary correction of cosmetic defects, and for correction of teeth in areas of very low bite pressure (for example, front teeth).
For what conditions composite resin or bonding is considered as a treatment option?
- To repair decayed teeth (composite resins are used to fill cavities)
- To repair chipped or cracked teeth
- To improve the appearance of discolored teeth
- To close spaces between teeth
- To change the shape of teeth
- As a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings
- To protect a portion of the tooth's root that has been exposed when gums recede
Why tooth-colored filling and not amalgam?
Disadvantages of silver fillings:
Poor aesthetics - silver fillings don't match the color of natural teeth.
Destruction of more tooth structure - healthy parts of the tooth must often be removed to make a space large enough to hold the amalgam filling.
Discoloration - amalgam fillings can create a grayish hue to the surrounding tooth structure.
Cracks and fractures - although all teeth can develop stress lines due to wear and tear, Silver fillings are metal and temperature changes can create expansion and contraction of the filling which ultimately can cause the tooth to crack or fracture, amalgam material can lead to a higher incidence of fracture and cracks.