Bonded Restorations

What are bonded restorations (fillings)?

A filling is used to restore the tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. Several materials are available for fillings such as: Gold fillings, porcelain, silver amalgam and tooth-colored plastic called composite resin fillings. The location of the filling, the cost and your dentist’s recommendation will help determine the best option for you.

What are the steps to place a bonded restoration?

 The dentist starts by using a local anesthetic in order to numb the area around the tooth that will be filled. He/She will then remove the decay, clean the preparation and will proceed to fill the tooth with the chosen material. Once this is done, the dentist will polish it for better esthetics and comfort.

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Silver Filling

Silver Filling

White fillings - After

White Fillings – After