What Is Dental Bonding?
Dental Bonding is the use of white (tooth-colored) composite filling material for filling, repairing or making aesthetic improvements to a tooth. The procedure is technique-sensitive, which means the systems in the procedure have to be performed precisely and without error. Filling material can be used to cover a small area, or even the entire surface of a tooth.
What To Consider With Dental Bonding
We will discuss the pros and cons of using tooth bonding for your specific situation. We will discuss all the options for fixing, filling or improving your tooth (teeth) so that you have all the information you need to decide which dental restoration is best for you. At Gentle Dentistry, we understand the precision needed to achieve top success using tooth-colored fillings.
What Are Composite Fillings?
White or teeth colored fillings have been a preferred method of filling teeth for decades. Composite fillings may be changing the landscape for those people who revel in the number of cavities they’ve acquired over the years. Why?
A composite filling is made from tooth-colored material. Therefore, it blends in with your natural teeth. Now you don’t have to worry about fillings being unsightly silver or gold.
Unlike amalgam (silver) fillings, they don’t contain metals like mercury. Instead, they’re made of reinforced resin.
Limitations to Tooth Bonding
Limitations of the bonding material exist when the cavity or old filling is too large (over half the tooth), if the tooth to be restored has cracks or fractures, or if there are heavy chewing forces on the tooth to be restored. Sometimes a porcelain restoration (like a crown) is the better option than dental bonding. If you decide to get a composite filling, they do not last as long as porcelain restorations like crowns. You can expect to get 5-7 years before repair or replacement is indicated. If the filling was already a large one, upon replacement, it probably will need a porcelain restoration.
Why See Dr. Rasmussen Or Dr. del Cueto For Your Dental Bonding Procedure?
Drs. Rasmussen and del Cueto are skilled perfectionists with all procedures, all the fine details are addressed to ensure success. We pride ourselves on staying up to date on leading-edge technology and materials while utilizing the latest advancements including the best bonding principles.
Contact us today at (813) 734-7102 to schedule an appointment