Are there other uses for tooth-colored fillings?
Actually, the composite resin used for tooth-colored fillings does have other uses! One of the most common other uses for this versatile material is dental bonding. Bonding is a cosmetic procedure that is used to fix a number of different flaws such as discoloration, chips, damage to the enamel, gaps, or erosion.
One of the reasons that bonding is such a common procedure is the simplicity, effectiveness, and speed of the procedure. Unlike porcelain veneers, which often require alteration of the enamel and take weeks to come back from the lab, bonding requires very little prep and can usually be done in the same day. Because there’s no lab involved, the cost of bonding is typically considerably cheaper than veneers.
Composite resin can be mixed to match your natural tooth shade practically perfectly. Dr. Burgdorf applies to it to the area and then shapes it to the correct form. Once placed and cured, it will be difficult to tell where the bonding is. We think you’ll be quite happy with your results!
Give Your Bridgeton Dentist A Call
To learn more about composite tooth-colored fillings and dental bonding and to find out if this technique is right for you, call our Bridgeton dental office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Kevin Burgdorf.