Composite (White) Restorations and Bonding
Today’s dental materials are the highest quality, most durable options available. Modern composite is a classic example. This tooth-colored resin allows our San Diego dentist to repair decayed or broken teeth in an attractive, yet minimally-invasive manner.
A Healthier Alternative to Silver Fillings
Our tooth-colored dental fillings bond closely with your enamel, allowing them to be smaller and less invasive than previous silver filling designs. White fillings are closely matched to your tooth’s color, blending in with the enamel around it. No one will ever have to know it’s there.
Do I Need a Dental Filling?
Cavities are bacterial infections that erode your tooth enamel. Left untreated, they can spread into adjacent teeth or the nerve of a tooth. By treating them early and placing a small filling, we can stop the spread of decay and preserve your smile for the years ahead.
Common symptoms of cavities include:
- Sensitivity when eating certain foods
- Something feeling odd when you bite down
- Floss or food catching between your teeth
- Occasional discomfort or toothaches
Pain is not always an indicator of whether you have a cavity. For a thorough diagnosis, a small X-ray will be required. At that point, our San Diego dentists can decide whether the cavity is small enough to fill, or whether you need something like a crown, inlay, or onlay.
Composite Dental Bonding
A single misshaped tooth can detract from your entire smile. Composite bonding can help.
Cosmetic bonding uses tooth-colored composite to reshape chipped or slightly gapped teeth. In some cases, numbing may not even be required. Composite is carefully hand-shaped over your tooth to fill in discrepancies, helping it look whole and healthy again. Having a tooth bonded is a fast and affordable way to complement your smile’s overall appearance.
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