Tooth-Colored Natural Composite Restorations
Even though metal fillings can treat cavities, one of their drawbacks is that they aren’t very “natural looking”. However, with continued advancements in dentistry, problematic teeth can now be treated with tooth-coloured bonded fillings. Bonded fillings, or white fillings, are made of an attractive looking composite resin that bonds to the tooth to create a strong protective barrier. The composite resin is aesthetically pleasing since it is customized to your tooth’s unique shade.
White bonded fillings can often be applied in a single appointment. Once the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth is removed, the tooth is cleaned and dried. The composite resin is then applied to the tooth and molded into its desired shape. We then use a special light that literally bonds the composite resin to the tooth to fully restore it.