White fillings are used for dental bonding. They are a healthy alternative to the traditional amalgam fillings, are made of synthetic resin and glass particles. They are used for aesthetic enhancements and restoration of teeth. Known as composites, they bond to the tooth and support the remaining structure. This helps in preventing fractures and breakage. Composites also insulate the tooth from temperature and pressure changes.
Dental bonding can correct the following:
- Chips and cracks
- Gaps and irregular shapes
How is dental bonding performed?
After removing the decay, a bonding material is applied to the tooth surface. While keeping the tooth dry and clean, the dentist places the composite layer by layer. The dentist blends the shades to create a color identical to the surrounding teeth. A special blue light is used to harden the material. The filling is modeled to fit the tooth and is smoothened to resist stains.
White fillings or composites require less drilling and preserve more of the natural tooth structure. This minimally intrusive technique can be used to restore both back and front teeth.
If you wish to get dental bonding, visit 7707 West Lane Suite B, Stockton, CA 95210, or book an appointment with us at (209) 952-9290.