Tooth Colored Fillings
Do Dental Fillings Hurt?
Many patients feel nervous before getting a tooth filling, but it’s important to know that the procedure is painless. Dentists use a local anesthetic to numb the area being treated, so you won’t feel discomfort during the tooth cavity filling procedure
Front Tooth Colored Fillings
How Much Do Dental Fillings Cost?
The dental filling cost usually depends on the type selected and your insurance coverage. Since fillings are medically necessary, most plans offer coverage for the procedure.
What Is a Composite Filling?
A composite tooth filling is tooth-colored and offers excellent durability when chewing. Composite fillings are used to replace small and mid-sized cavities, and typically take longer to place than metal fillings.
Dental bonding is a procedure in which the dentist will apply a tooth-colored dental resin to correct minor flaws in your teeth, such as chips, cracks or small gaps. The material used in dental bonding is the same that is used for tooth-colored fillings and is directly applied to your teeth. It is then molded into shape and hardened using a special curing light. After any finishing touches, the bonding will be polished to achieve an aesthetic sheen that blends in perfectly with the rest of your teeth.
Dental bonding is a relatively fast and easy procedure that requires only one visit.
Our doctors are experienced with dental bonding and uses it often, especially in cases where there is a minimal amount of repair needed. We may also use dental bonding for minor cosmetic work, such as covering any discoloration of your teeth or making small
changes to their shape or size.
Before and after dental bonding
What Conditions Can Dental Bonding Fix?
Dental bonding can be appropriat for:
- Adding length to your teeth
- Changing the shape of your teeth
- Whitening discolored teeth
- Closing gaps between your teeth
- Making your teeth look bigger
- Making your teeth look more even
- Repairing cracks or chips
- Protecting your tooth when gums have receded
- Filling cavities
Dental Bonding vs. Veneers
Our doctors consider dental bonding to be a good solution for short-term fixes. However, it has several disadvantages when compared with porcelain veneers in the long-term.
The dental resin used in bonding is somewhat fragile, and it can discolor over time. It also tends to lose its luster and responds poorly to polishing.
Our porcelain veneers are made of a strong, layered porcelain that looks beautifully natural, and they respond well to cleaning and polishing, just like your natural teeth. Veneers are an excellent long-term solution if you are not completely happy with the appearance of your teeth.
Complimentary Cosmetic Consultation
We welcome you to come in and take advantage of our Complimentary Cosmetic Consultation. Our doctors will examine you and let you know if dental bonding is right for you. He can also let you know about other cosmetic treatment options that may be available to you. Your visit will include the following:
- Visual oral exam
- Consultation with the doctor
- Discuss your smile goals
- Find out about your treatment options
- Get all your questions answered