– Bonding is a composite resin filling that is used on the front teeth. Bonding is often prescribed for reshaping or repairing chipped teeth. It can be used to close up minor gaps and correct minor crooked teeth. However, bondings on the incisal edges (biting edge) of teeth are not as strong as veneers or crowns. As such, they may not last and need repairing. It's important to find out which restoration is best for you.
Dr. Prouty uses only the best tooth colored (high quality) composite resin material available. Advances in this material now make it a sound choice, providing long lasting results.
What Steps Are Involved in Filling a Tooth?
“Preventive care and regular check-ups are key to assuring the longevity of your restorations and overall health of your teeth and gums.”
What Types of Filling Materials Are Available?
What Types of Filling Materials Do You Use?
LISTED HERE ARE THE TWO MOST COMMONLY USED FILLING MATERIALS
Advantages of TOOTH COLORED RESIN COMPOSITE fillings:
Advantages of SILVER (AMALGAM) fillings:
Should I have my old silver fillings removed?
Many patients have to opted to have their old silver (amalgam) fillings replaced for various reasons, whether it be health related or aesthetics. We’re happy to discuss your options.
WEBMD.com: “Over the past several years, concerns have been raised about silver-colored fillings, called amalgams fillings. Because these fillings contain mercury, some people believe they are responsible for causing a number of diseases…
Although amalgams do contain mercury, when they are mixed with other metals, such as silver, copper, tin, and zinc, they form a stable alloy that dentists have used for more than 100 years to fill and preserve hundreds of millions of decayed teeth.
In June 2008, the FDA said, "Dental amalgams contain mercury, which may have neurotoxic effects on the nervous systems of developing children and fetuses." And there's more… women and persons who may have a health condition that makes them more sensitive to mercury exposure, including individuals with existing high levels of mercury bioburden, should not avoid seeking dental care , but should discuss options with their health practitioner," according to the FDA.”
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