Dental bonding is a technique that has been ussed for years.It can make the smile you've always wanted in just one visit.This treatment,if skillfully applied,is done by using the right amount and colour of dental composite.Depending on the type of bonding used,acrylic resins and a variety of filler are mixed into a paste with the composite.This bonding can be used for a variety of cosmetic dental procedures such as;

  • Filling dental cavities-'white fillings'
  • Replacing the old amalgam or metal fillings
  • Repairing broken or chipped teeth
  • Closing gaps between teeth
  • Reshaping teeth
  • Make-over smiles using composite veneers,although porcelain veneers are a better choice.

Composite white fillings

Dental composite bonding is widely chosen for use in fillings as the colour can be matched to the natural tooth and it is not noticeable that you have fillings.Cosmetic dentists choose to change the old metal or amalgam as their has been debate over their mercury content.Sometimes dentists even take the extra precaution of using a rubber dam material when removing old fillings.

Composite Dental Filling has been used in stead of the metal filling. It is made of plastic resin, and its color looks really close to the natural tooth color. Composite Dental filling is well known for its durability so most dental insurances also cover its use.

Who is a candidate for composites resin filling?
 Not only one whose tooth is damaged by decayed or any others reasons is reasonable to get the composites filling but is also provided to replace amalgam filling to improve the appearance and gain more strength for the tooth.
How are composites fillings different from amalgam filling?
 It’s another options to fill the minor damaged tooth, the procedure is almost the same but the different is the material which is more durable and natural appearance. Moreover it’s more compatible with the existing tooth.

How are composite resin filling accomplished?
After the assigned area is numb by anesthetic, the decayed surface will be removed by drills, micro air abrasion or a dental laser. The natural tooth structure would be preserved as much as possible, so it will need only a thin composite resin layer to be placed in. Otherwise if it reaches too close to the nerve, a special liner would have to be assigned to protect the nerve. To make the composite stick with the tooth, first the pore of your tooth would be opened by a special substance. Then the enamel will be roughened to allow the bond resin to function like a glue to stick the tooth with the composite resin. Last a bright light will be applied to harden the layer and cure it. Finally the composite resin layer will be placed in. After placement completion adjusting the composite thickness and shape together with polishing will be done to get the correct occlusion or bite and smooth surfaces.

Amalgam Fillings (Before) Composite Resin Fillings (After)

 

The dentist will determine whether the filling can give enough protection for the tooth or not and otherwise the restoration with the crown might be suggested.