Dental Bonded Fillings at Downtown Dental Centre, London ON
Bonded fillings restore London smiles
In the past, a tooth that suffered decay or trauma was repaired with an amalgam filling. While the damage was restored, the appearance of the smile was not – the silver colour of the metal was easily visible. Fortunately, through advances in dentistry, we now have bonded fillings that look completely natural. This option is available in London, ON at Downtown Dental Centre Family Practice.
Understanding composite restorationsBonded fillings are made of a composite resin material. This is basically a pliable plastic shaded to match your existing teeth. It contains finely ground glass that gives the composite a luminous quality that mimics natural tooth enamel. It is bonded into place, shaped, and cured with a special light. Composite resins resist staining, and they are strong and durable; suitable even for restorations on back molars (which are subject to a great deal of bite force).
When is a composite restoration appropriate?Bonding material is extremely versatile. Our dentists use it to:
- Repair cavities.
- Restore minor breakage.
- Hide discolouration, chips, cracks, or imperfections in tooth enamel.
- Improve the shape or size of a tooth.
- Close gaps between teeth.
- Protect a bit of tooth root that has been exposed by gum recession.
For more information on bonded fillings, call our office in London at (855) 669-0775 to schedule an appointment. Our dentists are eager to talk with you about the options available to keep your mouth healthy and your smile looking great. New patients of all ages are welcome.