Fillings & Bondings
Natural-looking and metal-free fillings are the preferred approach. The most important feature for many is that they look, react, and feel more like natural teeth. Dental bonding is the art of using tooth-coloured filling materials to change the shape, colour, size, and appearance of your teeth. Bonding is a very popular and conservative treatment option because it provides a successful attachment between the filling material and the tooth's original enamel and dentin.
Modern fillings deliver a natural, tooth-coloured restoration. The composite resin materials are bonded or adhered to the tooth, sealing the cavity and re-strengthening the remaining enamel.
If you are conscious of a mouth full of grey or silver metal when you laugh, you may want to consider replacing your amalgam (silver) fillings with white fillings. White fillings are a more attractive alternative using composite resin which is a porcelain-like material that actually bonds to the tooth for a tight seal. These fillings are strong and stain resistant and can be colour matched to the natural tooth making them invisible.
Tooth bonding is an affordable, quick and painless way to repair many cosmetic flaws. It can be used very effectively to improve the appearance of chipped, stained or heavily filled front teeth, and also to close up small gaps between front teeth and improve the appearance of slightly crooked ones.
The procedure involves a special tooth-like material which is bonded onto the surface of a tooth. The material is molded into shape and set under a special light. The final result is indistinguishable from the normal tooth.