Porcelain and composite fillings were created as an alternative to metal fillings (like amalgam). They are bonded to the tooth, which helps to strengthen it. Composite restorations, porcelain inlays, and porcelain onlays usually require the removal of less tooth structure than metal fillings, allowing you to keep more of your natural tooth. This technology allows you to replace old fillings, or place new fillings, in a conservative, cosmetic manner.
Bonding is a popular method to enhance the aesthetics of your smile.
Stains, chips, cracks, or crooked teeth can make a smile look less attractive. Fortunately, tooth bonding can quickly and painlessly restore your smile’s beauty. During the procedure, a thin plastic or resin coating is applied to the damaged teeth, making them stronger and virtually indistinguishable from the rest of your teeth.
A composite resin is used on the affected tooth or teeth. It is molded and sculpted over an adhesive gel that is placed on the tooth. After the resin has been applied an ultraviolet light is used to harden the resin, which is then polished to give you a fresh, new smile.
Bonding is an obvious improvement over unsightly silver amalgam fillings. With the advancements in dental technology, bonding usually lasts for over 10 years. It is a safe, affordable, and attractive solution for many dental problems. To learn more about tooth bonding, contact Dr. Certner today.