At Twin Branch Dental, we are able to repair broken and decayed teeth with white fillings (also called composite fillings) or silver fillings (also called amalgams). Tooth colored composite fillings are free of mercury so you can rest easy knowing that your health is our top priority. White fillings are not only safe, but they also give a more natural looking result than traditional silver amalgam fillings.
What to Expect
While some small fillings can be completed without utilizing anesthetic, most require local anesthesia to numb the tooth prior to starting the procedure. The Doctor will then remove any tooth decay and existing filling material. This helps to provide a stable base for your new restoration. The tooth is then kept dry and carefully prepared. Next, the tooth-colored filling material is placed and cured in place with a special blue light to help it harden.
Dental bonding is a conservative way to restore chipped, crooked, or discolored teeth. This procedure utilizes a white filling “bonded” to your tooth in order to help improve the aesthetics. Because the white filling material comes in a variety of different shades, we can closely match it to your other teeth in order to give you a natural, beautiful smile.
Bonding is more affordable than some other cosmetic treatment options while also having the added benefit of being completed in one office visit. However, dental bonding can stain and chip more frequently than stronger and longer-lasting porcelain alternatives (like dental veneers or crowns).