ESTHETIC WHITE FILLINGS
HOW ARE WHITE FILLINGS ARE DONE?
We prepare a tooth for bonding by lightly etching to clean its surface and applying an adhesive solution to allow the white filling to bond to it. The white filling composite resin is applied, sculpted, trimmed, smoothed, and polished to blend seamlessly with the remaining tooth. It would be nearly impossible for the naked eye to discern the dental work from the tooth’s own enamel.
AN ALTERNATIVE TO VENEERS
Dental Bonding provides an affordable alternative to porcelain veneers and it is completed in one appointment.
Dental bonding veneers can:
help close teeth spaces
change the shape, size, and color of your teeth
lighten your teeth
provide a transformed Smile Makeover
REPAIR CHIPPED OR CRACKED TOOTH
WHITE FILLINGS FOR CAVITIES
A cavity (aka. tooth decay) is a hole that forms in the tooth from uncontrolled bacteria growth and the bacteria produces acid the damages the tooth surface. Proper oral hygiene (brushing or flossing) and regular dental cleanings help minimize the bad bacteria.
A small cavity (aka. incipient tooth caries) can be reversed and healed with proper oral hygiene and regular dental cleanings. However, if the cavity becomes large a white dental filling is required to repair the tooth.
Transitioning from silver (amalgam) fillings to tooth-colored “white filling” restoration requires only one appointment.
Your amalgam “silver” fillings will be replaced if there are signs of:
fractures in the filling or tooth
change in tooth colour to blue or grey hue
edges eroding, weakening and breaking of the edge
REPLACING SILVER FILLINGS
Sliver fillings can leave the teeth vulnerable to new cavities as their edges erode, weaken, and break over time as the filling expands, contracts and splits.
The shape and esthetics of your smile and teeth can change over time by cavities, broken tooth, acid reflux (GERD), root canal treatment, teeth clenching, and bruxism (aka. teeth grinding).
The teeth can look worn down and shorter which changes the appearance of the smile. Cosmetic dental bonding of white fillings (aka. composite or dental resin) can be used for a Smile Makeover and is reversible.
SMILE MAKEOVER WITH WHITE FILLINGS