Filling and Bonding

Filling and bonding

Tooth decay may render you unable to enjoy your favourite foods. If the decay is large enough it may cause pain. The procedure employs a composite filling that is shaped to look like a tooth to replace damaged portions of your tooth.  

The dental filling procedure

Your dentist first numbs the area with a local anesthetic to ensure the procedure doesn’t cause any discomfort. Next, the structurally damaged or decayed portion of the teeth would be removed to give enough room for the filling. The filling process begins thereafter and we can use filling materials of your choice to ensure a natural look.  

Dental filling materials

For many years, the standard filling materials were silver and gold. Many adults that have undergone the filling procedure would, in fact, still have these materials in their teeth. However, advances in dental practice have led to the development of composite resin fillings. This is what we recommend for most of our patients and it’s hard not to fall in love with the natural look your teeth maintain after the filling procedure. Aside of the the aesthetic advantages, composite fillings also bond better to the teeth, and do not have a negative impact on tooth structure.  

Dental bonding

Dental bonding is quite similar to dental filling. However, bonding focuses on aesthetics more than a filling. The bonding procedure gives you all the functionality benefits of fillings while improving the appearance of your teeth. Bonding can help improve tooth shape, color, and general aesthetics. You can opt for bonding if you wish to restore a chipped, broken, or stained tooth. It would also help you close the gaps between teeth that occur as a result of chips in your enamel.