Dental Fillings are a common restoration method that treats missing tooth structure due to caries, or cavities. Cavities are caused from the acid in bacteria that break down the hard tissues of the teeth, often forming an actual cavity. Cavities can be painful and need to be treated in order to prevent further decay of the tooth or teeth it is affecting.
The treatment of cavities involve cleaning out all tooth decay present, then filling the space with a material. The materials used for Dental Fillings include metal, composite, or porcelain materials. There are many considerations to be made for each patient’s case that depend on the extent of the decay in the tooth or teeth. Dr. Turner and his experienced staff at Colfax Dental will give an expert assessment on each case of tooth decay and provide the most optimal plan forward to restore it to health.
Bonding is a cosmetic treatment to teeth to improve overall aesthetics by bonding material to the natural substance of teeth. In conjunction with tooth fillings, bonding can be used as a filling after cleaning out a cavity. Bonding can also be used to correct cracks or gaps in teeth. The procedure involves applying a tooth-colored resin material to the tooth and curing it with visible, blue light. If you currently have unsightly silver fillings, ask about tooth bonding to help improve the appearance of your smile.
Learn More About Fillings and Bondings
To learn more about fillings or bondings or to see if these treatments are right for you, contact Colfax Dental today to schedule an appointment.