Composite Fillings & Bondings in Burbank
Most individuals like to have bright, white teeth but tooth decay makes it an impossible goal to achieve. If you’re battling with tooth decay, you’re likely concerned about the pain and discomfort it causes as well as its impact to your smile. This is we recommend composite fillings or bonding whenever you notice the onset of tooth decay.
By commencing treatment on time, you will be able to tackle the health problem effectively, and regain both your smile and confidence. BrightCraft Dental and Laser, we provide the highest level of dental care needed to fight tooth decay. Call us today to have your teeth restored.
What are composite fillings and bonding?
✓ Once a tooth decays, it must be treated otherwise it gets worse.
✓ Composite fillings are a procedure that involves the use of high quality, strong, reliable and aesthetic composites to repair a tooth that has decayed or damaged.
✓ They are white tooth fillings used to replace old amalgam (metal based) cavity fillings.
✓ Dental bonding are similar to composite bonding with the difference being that bonding use a tooth-colored composite resin material to enhance your smile.
✓ In other words, we apply tooth colored composite materials to your tooth’s surface by crafting and sculpting it to shape.
✓ After it has hardened, we then polish the white tooth filling for the ultimate natural appearance.
How are composite fillings and bonding done?
✓ Prior to the procedure, our dentist will sit down with you to listen to your cosmetic goals. Next, we will take dental X-rays and examine your teeth and gums so we can be establish whether or not you’re a good candidate for the procedures. Patients with severe tooth decay, gum disease or any other serious health issue must first treat those problems before they can proceed.
✓ To avoid pain and discomfort, we administer local anesthetic to numb the target area and then get started by removing the decayed portion of the tooth. Once we take out the affected part, we move on to prepare the surface with a solution, creating an ideal area for bonding.
✓ At this point, the treatment now depends on whether you’re getting fillings or bonding. If it’s for fillings, we simply place the dental-grade composite at the targeted area but for bonding, we sculpt a similar composite onto the tooth and harden it so it lasts long. When this is done, we buff the material so you can see your bright, shiny smile.
Are composite fillings and bonding painful?
Composite fillings and bonding aren’t painful. This is because the target area isn’t anywhere close the pain-sensing nerve inside your tooth. While some patients may experience sensitivity after the procedure, it usually stops a few days later. However, if you do feel pain, you can take pain relievers to ease the discomfort.
Who should consider composite fillings and bonding?
Composite fillings and bonding are perfect for people looking to achieve any of the following cosmetic goals:
✓ Repair chipped, cracked or decaying teeth
✓ Correct discoloration of teeth
✓ Improve the length of teeth
✓ Change the overall shape of teeth
✓ Bridge the spaces between the teeth
✓ Protect the roots of teeth that are exposed
What happens if I delay at getting composite fillings and bonding?
Composite fillings and bonding are an effective way to fight tooth decay and damage, so if you put off getting the treatment, the health problem may worsen. In other words, the tooth decay may extend to the soft inner tissues of your teeth, exposing you to the risk of tooth loss unless you receive a root canal treatment.
Generally, teeth problems deteriorate over time and this is why we recommend receiving composite fillings or bonding immediately you notice the signs of tooth decay. By doing this, you will be avoiding the discomfort that comes from the pain as well as well as saving yourself money in the long run.