What is a Dental filling?
Dental fillings are used to repair damage to the structure of a tooth or teeth. Structural damage can be caused as a result of tooth decay, wear or trauma. After the removal of a problematic tooth structure, the tooth is restored with one of several filling materials: gold, amalgam, composite resin (white filling material) or porcelain. Each filling material has its advantages and disadvantages. Your Bell Gardens dentist will work with you to determine which material is appropriate for you.
What is dental bonding?
Bonding is the term used to describe the process of using composite resins to “glue” materials to the surface of a tooth for restorative purposes. Chipped or cracked teeth are typically repaired through bonding. An enamel-like composite material is applied to the surface of a tooth, sculpted into shape, contoured and polished, making the crack or chip invisible.
What is composite resin?
Composite fillings are composed of synthetic resins and are metal free. We use only composite fillings in our offices because a main component of our vision for your dental health is ensuring that every procedure leads toward a more beautiful smile. Our team will use fillings to fill in the open space resulting from a cavity.