Filling

Providing Patients With Dental Fillings and Bonding

Tooth-Colored Fillings/Bonding

If your tooth is damaged, a dental filling may be necessary to repair it. At Encino Family Dental, we use tooth-colored fillings or bonding to help restore both the appearance and functionality of teeth.

Bonding involves the application of a composite resin to a discolored, chipped, or otherwise damaged tooth. Compared to amalgam fillings, bonding produces aesthetically pleasing and natural-looking results. It can be used to fill in the gaps between teeth, repair small tooth fractures, fill cavities, and even change the color and shape of teeth.

Dental Bonding Procedure

  • We administer a local anesthetic to the necessary area.
  • Next, we use the appropriate tools to remove the damaged parts of your tooth.
  • Afterward, we select a shade of composite material that matches the color of your natural teeth.
  • We then shape the composite to fit the structure of your damaged tooth.
  • Once we’re done fitting the filling, we harden the composite material using a special light.
  • Finally, we trim and polish the filling so that it looks and feels like your natural teeth.

A Note on Amalgams

Our dental practice does not offer amalgams or metal fillings. We believe that there are plenty of alternatives that are much better and more conservative. More tooth structure needs to be removed to accommodate amalgam fillings, damaging otherwise healthy teeth. In addition, amalgam expands and contractors with heat and cold, which can result in tooth fractures.

What if you already have metal fillings? In this situation, you can opt to have your metal fillings replaced. To discuss your options with our dentist, contact us today!

Find the Option That Fits You

At Encino Family Dental, we are more than happy to tell you about the best treatment options for your individual situation. Reach out to us so we can discuss your needs further.

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