Dental Bonding and Fillings
Fillings are almost inevitable. The CDC estimates that 90% of all Americans will require a filling at some point in their lives. If it’s your turn, you want to make sure that your treatment is performed by skilled, experienced dentists who take your comfort into consideration.
The way we fill cavities has changed considerably in the last decade or so. In years past, we relied on silver amalgam fillings. You may already have one or more of these dark gray fillings. While this type of filling is safe and effective, it mars the appearance of your smile.
Tooth-colored composite is the filling material we prefer these days. In addition to being just as safe, durable, and effective as amalgam, it also blends in beautifully with the shade of your natural tooth enamel. In fact, we can blend the shade of the composite to perfectly match your own teeth! Once the filling is placed, you’ll probably have a tough time seeing it!
Tooth-colored composite can be used for more than just filling cavities. We can also use the composite in a restorative and cosmetic technique known as bonding.
Dental bonding is a procedure that is performed in a single office visit. It’s a faster, less expensive way to achieve cosmetic improvements to your teeth, and may be part of a complete smile makeover. We use bonding to repair chips and cracks, extend short or eroded teeth, shrink gaps between teeth, and even conceal areas of discoloration.
We’d love to talk to you further about dental bonding in Boca Raton. Don’t hesitate to give our office a call.