Many tooth repairs require fillings or bonding to replace lost tooth material. If metal fillings are used to repair teeth, your smile may no longer have a clean, white appearance. Another option is composite fillings or bonding that uses tooth-colored resin for repairs. At Laguna West Dental Care in Elk Grove, we offer composite fillings to repair teeth and white dental bonding for cosmetic dental procedures.
Fillings and bonding are often used to repair cracked, chipped or decayed teeth. If silver filling material is used, it can change the appearance of your smile. We offer composite fillings and bonding to hide tooth repairs and blend fillings to match your teeth. This offers a discreet option to fix dental issues without changing the color of your smile.
Dental bonding with composite resin can also be used for strictly cosmetic treatments. Composite resin can be color-matched to your teeth and used to cover dental flaws. Cosmetic dental bonding can change the shape of teeth or cover discolorations that resist whitening. Bonding can close gaps between teeth and offer many of the same benefits as veneers, but at a lower cost and quicker results.
What is a Composite Resin?
The resin used in composite fillings and bonding is easy to apply and durable for tooth repairs. Composite resin usually contains glass and plastic materials that make a soft putty that can be used to replace tooth material or reshape teeth. The putty is applied and cured on the tooth with a special light, creating a hard, durable white surface that can last for several years or more.
If you need tooth repairs and want to maintain a white smile, ask our team about white fillings made from composite resin. We also offer cosmetic dental bonding to correct flaws in your smile. Composite fillings and dental bonding are painless and can be performed in one office visit, so contact our dental practice today for an appointment.