Composites / “Bonding” / Resins
- What is a composite? Composites are
“tooth-colored fillings” used to fill small to moderate sized
cavities, repair chips on your front teeth and replace small
to moderate sized older, silver amalgam fillings. Technology
has really improved in this area of dentistry. Modern
composite resins actually bond to and integrate with the tooth
to rebuild it.
- How is the procedure done? Decay and/or an
old, filling is removed. The composite is then placed in your
tooth, sculpted and hardened with a light. The filling is then
adjusted and polished.
- Results you can expect: Your tooth colored filling
will look and feel like your natural tooth. Your new filling
will be bonded to your tooth which will rebuild it to its
natural form and function. Quality composites can last many
years with good home care.