Fillings

happy-smileThere is now a NEW technology that allows a tooth to be filled with a strong chemically bonded material that can be matched to the color of your tooth making it appear nearly invisible. Research has proven that a tooth with this type of filling is almost as strong as a natural non-cavity healthy tooth, whereas a silver filling is only 40-50% as strong as a normal tooth.

Benefits of new Fillings

  • Beautiful in appearance
  • Completed in a single visit
  • Stronger than a silver filling
  • No filling leaks
  • Less chance of tooth cracking

Bonding

An adhesive is placed on the tooth that is “composite” and “tooth” compatible. It binds the composite material to the tooth. The tooth is first roughened so the liquid adhesive can “bond” with the tooth. A composite is a dough-like material that can be placed on the tooth, shaped and then hardened to form a structure very similar to the tooth. A bonding procedure can reshape a tooth, fill-in a chipped or cracked tooth, contour a misaligned tooth or cover up a discolored tooth.

Benefits of Bonding

  • Bonding is a fast, practical cost-effective solution
  • The procedure is usually done in a single visit

Cavity Repair

Your tooth can also be filled with a strong chemically bonded material that can be matched to the color of your tooth making it appear nearly invisible. Tooth colored fillings are beautiful in appearance stronger than silver fillings and can be completed in a single visit.