What is a Filling?
A filling is commonly used to restore a tooth that has been damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. First, we must through clean the affected area and remove any decay in the tooth. The extent of the repair and the location will help determine the best material used for the filling such as gold, silver, porcelain, or composite. Once applied, the tooth will be restored to natural function and close off spaces for bacteria to enter preventing further decay.
How About Dental Bonding?
A bonding is a composite resin that is used as an alternative to traditional fillings and is an excellent cosmetic option for those patients who do not want the look of silver in their mouths and do not want the expense of veneers. Bonding can be used on teeth that are decayed, cracked, or stained.
Dental bonding is a likely solution for fixing chipped or cracked teeth. It is a less invasive procedure than can be done on both children and adults.
Bonding is commonly used for:
- Fixing or repairing chipped or cracked teeth.
- Reducing unsightly gaps or spaces between teeth.
- Hiding discoloration or faded areas on the tooth’s surface.
- Cosmetic improvements to restore your smile.
If you feel you may have a cavity or a cracked or chipped tooth, give us a call today. We would be happy to go over any information and look forward to seeing you in our office!