Tooth Bonding is a process of restoring a tooth to its original shape or making aesthetic changes, such as closing a gap, by applying a white filling material, known as a composite resin, to the tooth structure. The composite resin blends with the surrounding teeth, making it a conservative option for rebuilding your teeth while conserving the remaining tooth structure, as little or no further tooth structure will need to be removed to allow the composite resin to adhere to the enamel and dentine. This bonding process is also the technique for doing composite veneers in the surgery (covering the whole tooth surface).
White fillings have been an alternative form of filling to the traditional silver amalgam fillings since the 1980s and have the ability to seal and bond to the tooth structure. They can be more insulative than silver fillings, as they do not transmit sudden changes in temperature from hot or cold drinks as the older “metal” fillings do. Being tooth colored, they are much more aesthetic and have the added advantage of being mercury-free which is a health concern surrounding the amalgam fillings as amalgams leak mercury vapor over time. All dental procedures performed under local anesthetic, with IV sedation options available.
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