Fillings/Bonding

What are fillings?

A dental filling is restorative measure used to repair a decayed or damaged tooth. After applying a local anesthetic to the affected area, your dentist will begin this procedure by removing any decayed/structurally unsound portions of the natural tooth. After all the damaged area has been removed the tooth is ready to be “filled” with a a tooth-colored composite resin.

What Is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a very similar procedure as a dental filling, however the term more commonly refers to cosmetic dentistry. Where fillings are used on teeth to help repair decay, bonding is a procedure where the composite resin is used to change the shape, color or other aesthetic aspects of the tooth.

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