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Bonded Fillings

What Are Bonded fillings?

Bonded fillings are made from a resin material and are used to fill your cavities or replace your old fillings. They are bonded to the tooth using a special curing light. Once the bond has set, it becomes solid, durable, and provides you with a natural look.
bonded fillings applied to tooth

What Are White Fillings?

White fillings are made of synthetic resin with glass or ceramic glass. These materials are best known for mimicking the colour and texture of teeth. After the general dentist removes the decay in the tooth, the cavity it is prepared with an acid etch gel, and a bonding agent. The white filling material is then carefully applied to the cavity preparation and then hardened or “cured” with a special curing light.

Why Get White Fillings Or Silver Fillings?

Silver amalgam fillings have been used by dentists for many decades. They are considered strong, and durable filling materials. Due to the mercury content, and poor esthetics, these types of fillings have fallen out of favour for many general dentists.

Many general dentists will use white fillings. These provide the best esthetics, and best bond strength to enamel when compared to silver fillings.

How Long Do Fillings Last?

White fillings, when using best practices, can last many years, sometimes decades. However, it is still possible to develop new cavities underneath white fillings. This is why it is highly recommended that you have excellent home hygiene care (brushing and flossing daily), and visit your general dentist and hygienist regularly so that any cavities can be caught earlier instead of later.

What Can Bonded Fillings Treat?

  • One of your teeth has become cracked or chipped.
  • You want to close the gap (diastema) between two teeth.
  • A part of your tooth’s root has been exposed due to receding gums.
  • You want to change the colour, length and shape of one or more of your teeth.

Frequently Asked Questions

With proper care your filling can last for years, however, you still may need to get them redone.

Yes! You still have a real tooth under that filling so you will definitely want to take care of it.

If your dentist recommends it, it is probably a good idea. Without a filling your cavity can get worse.

Why Choose Smiles?

We offer everything you could ever want from a dentist service provider. We have multiple convenient locations with weekday and weekend hours.

Our dental staff will get you booked in at the earliest most convenient time. We'll do everything we can to make your appointment as comfortable as possible. We're even prepared and experienced with booking in children. You can bring the whole family into any of our clinics and get all your dental work done!

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