DENTAL FILLINGS & BONDING
Dental Fillings & Dental Bonding In Bradford, ON
While you may do your best to keep your teeth clean through regular brushing and flossing, there are times when dental decay may still find a way to affect your tooth. Dental fillings are used to restore damaged areas of the tooth and are a routine dental procedure. Dental bonding uses the same materials as a dental filling. However, dental bonding focuses on enhancing the look of teeth instead.
A dental filling is used to repair or restore a tooth that has lost enamel due to tooth decay or small trauma to the tooth. Dental filling materials are varied depending on the tooth they will be used to repair. White dental fillings are used to repair and restore the front teeth that are visible when speaking and smiling. White fillings are ideal for these teeth because they can match the colour of your natural teeth for a seamless look. These white fillings are suitable for teeth that exert small amounts of pressure while biting and eating.
Dental filling materials also come in a metal form. However, since a metal coloured filling is not aesthetically pleasing, these type of fillings are usually reserved for the teeth located in the back of the mouth, or teeth that are not visible when speaking and smiling. One benefit of metal fillings is their increased durability when compared to white fillings. The additional strength of metal fillings makes them ideal for use on the molar teeth in the back of the mouth since they exert the most pressure when chewing and biting foods. However, continued advancement in the area of white filling materials allows for increased use of white fillings on molar teeth with adequate strength as well.
There are some cases where the tooth structured is damaged so much that a dental filling is not ideal. In cases of severe decay, a dental crown may be recommended by your dentist instead.
Dental bonding is an alternative treatment method that falls under the umbrella of cosmetic dentistry. Dental bonding often uses the same materials that are used for white dental fillings. However, the focus with dental bonding is to mainly to enhance the look of a natural tooth by adjusting the size, contour and colour of the tooth. Dental bonding is usually used to restore or enhance a small portion of the tooth. Dental veneers are used to enhance the entire tooth structure, however, it is a more involved process and costlier as a result.
If you need a dental filling, or if you are interested in learning more about dental bonding, contact us today to schedule your visit, or free consultation now. We look forward to meeting with you and answering any questions or concerns you may have.
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