Tooth-Colored Bonded Fillings in Halifax, Nova Scotia

In the early days of dentistry, the only way to restore decayed or damaged teeth was with metal fillings. While these types of fillings can effectively restore problematic teeth, the metal fillings are quite noticeable, especially when speaking or smiling. Some people are also uncomfortable with the idea of having mercury or amalgam placed in their mouth.

Dental technology has come a long way, however, and we now offer another attractive option to restore decayed or damaged teeth: Tooth-coloured bonded fillings. Compared to traditional metal fillings, bonded fillings contain zero mercury or amalgam materials.

Instead, bonded fillings are made of a high-quality composite resin that is strong, tough, and natural looking. When the composite resin is bonded to the damaged tooth’s structure, it creates a strong bond that strengthens and protects the tooth from further damage. The composite resin is also extremely natural looking since the dentist can customize it to your smile’s unique shade. Bonded fillings are extremely durable and can last for many years with proper care.

How are bonded fillings placed?

Using specialized tools, the dentist carefully removes the decayed portion of the tooth’s structure. The resin is then applied to the tooth and moulded to create an attractive natural looking surface. A special UV light is used to create a permanent bond between the composite resin and the tooth. Any rough edges are smoothed out and the tooth is finally buffed to give you a lasting shine.

Bonded fillings can often be applied in a single appointment, so they require minimal tooth preparation. The method allows you to preserve more of your tooth’s natural structure which is beneficial for your smile’s health and appearance.

To learn more about bonded fillings, contact Dr. Daniel Tam, Halifax dentist, at 902-420-0001 or to set up an appointment. We offer direct billing, parking, and flexible appointments for your convenience.

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