Composite Fillings – Bonding

Dental Bonding


Denver-DentistsWhat is dental or tooth bonding?  At Sloan’s Lake Dental, we realize many in Denver, Edgewater and surrounding areas who have cavities are unaware of any procedure other than the typical filling when a cavity develops.  Dental bonding is another term for composite fillings, the difference being that instead of silver (amalgam) fillings that are obvious, bonding involves using a composite that is tooth colored.  This means a more beautiful smile with less impact to the structure of the tooth.  There are many circumstances in which this procedure is the best option.

When you have decay (cavity), there are many options for repairing your tooth. When the decay is small to medium sized, one of the most common ways to restore your tooth is to remove the decayed portion and fill it with a long-term substance, otherwise known as a filling.

The most common type of filling is called a composite (tooth-colored) filling.

Composite fillings can be used for a variety of procedures including but not always:

  • Small to medium sized decayed teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Cosmetic Cases
  • Lengthening teeth that are shortened from grinding
  • Closing large spaces (diastemas)

Composite fillings are a wonderful choice because less tooth structure is removed, unlike amalgam (silver) fillings, and they have long lasting success.