Dental repairs do not need to detract from the beauty of your smile. The old amalgam, or silver, fillings that once turned smiles gray now can be completed with composite, white fillings. Not only do they match your teeth color, but they do not contain mercury like silver fillings do. At Smile Design Studios, we offer composite fillings for discreet tooth repairs and dental bonding for cosmetic alterations.
Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings
Composite resin is the preferred choice for dental fillings. Composite fillings are made with a mixture of plastics and glass that can easily replace missing tooth material. The dental resin is applied to the tooth to fill holes or repair damage. Then, it is cured with a special light to harden the soft putty. Once it is hardened, the resin is smoothed and polished to match the tooth surface. The procedure is quick and painless, and it also has the benefit of coming in a variety of white colors that can be matched to your tooth. This hides tooth repairs and keeps your smile white, without the use of metal fillings that can contain mercury.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
Another use for dental resin is with cosmetic dental bonding. The tooth-colored resin can be used to fix tooth flaws to improve the beauty of your smile. Dental bonding can change the shape of teeth. It may be used to slightly enlarge teeth, close gaps or to fix a chip in a front tooth. Dental resin can also hide discolorations that do not respond to teeth whitening or bleaching. Cosmetic dental bonding can achieve many of the same effects as veneers at a lower cost and can be completed in one office visit.
If you need a tooth repair and want white fillings or you are interested in cosmetic dental bonding, contact our team at Smile Design Studios today.