A composite (tooth colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. Composite fillings can also be used to help fill in gaps or spaces between your teeth and to change the shape and appearance of one or more teeth. Often, you may hear composite fillings referred to as bonding. Because composite fillings are tooth colored, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth, and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or the more visible areas of the teeth. Composite fillings, or bonding, can be a great alternative to more invasive dental treatments.
As with most dental restorations, composite fillings are not permanent and may someday have to be replaced. They are very durable, and will last many years, giving you a long lasting, beautiful smile.
What are Bondings?
Tooth bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure where a liquid resin is used to reshape chipped, cracked or misaligned teeth and fill in unsightly gaps for a perfect smile. Many patients are bonding teeth for aesthetic purposes, but this process also helps to eliminate everyday frustrations such as food getting caught in gaps between teeth. There are several different materials to choose from, depending on the patient’s preference and budget.
Bonding is a painless procedure that comes at an affordable cost, and is usually completed in a single one-hour visit.
What are Dental Fillings?
Dental fillings began in the 1980’s when dentists began restore cavities by removing the decayed portions of the tooth and filling in the lost structure with silver amalgam. Since then, filling has become a common practice that has advanced in many ways over the years.
There are now several different filling materials available. The most popular is the mercury-free tooth-colored composite resin we use at our Naples office. This resin restores the natural look of your tooth while protecting against future decay. It also gives our patients the relief from uncomfortable side effects of metal-based resins, such as lack of insulation against hot and cold temperatures.
Reasons for composite fillings or bonding:
- Changing the shape or appearance of one of more teeth.
- Closing space between two teeth.
- Cracked or broken teeth.
- Decayed teeth.
- Chipped or Worn teeth.
Where can I get Dental Fillings & Bondings Specialists in Costa Rica?
A Dental Tourism Representative will help you find a the right dentist in Costa Rica who offers Dental Fillings & Bondings treatment privately. Our Dental Guide includes dentists that are specialized in the Dental Fillings & Bondings procedures.
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