Tooth-Colored (or “Natural”) Bonded Fillings
At Uptown Dental Gig Harbor, we strive to give our patients dental solutions that will create a natural looking smile. One of the biggest complaints that patients have about amalgam or metal fillings is that they are not “natural looking”. The metal material is highly noticeable and can be seen whenever you open your mouth. For this reason, many patients prefer dental solutions that can improve their dental health well also being aesthetically pleasing.
To address this issue, we are pleased to offer our patients bonded fillings. Compared to metal or amalgam fillings, bonded fillings are made of a composite resin that blends in with the rest of your smile. The composite resin can be shaped and molded to create an attractive looking tooth. The composite resin is also pleasing to the eye since it can be matched to the exact shade of your teeth. You can feel comfortable smiling and not worry about others seeing your fillings.
One thing you may be wondering is are bonded fillings durable? The answer is YES! Just because bonded fillings are natural looking doesn’t mean they aren’t durable as well. The composite resin is tough and built to last. Once bonded to the tooth, it strengthens and fortifies the tooth and protect it from damage. The resin material acts like a protective shield to ensure that your tooth stays healthy. With proper attention and care, your bonded fillings can last for years. And in the event they do become worn down or damaged, they can be easily replaced at our dental office.
Bonded fillings can be placed within a single appointment. We value your time so you rest assured you’ll be in and out of our office with a healthier smile in no time. Dr. Rhonda Savage will examine your teeth to determine the best way to treat it. Contact Uptown Dental Gig Harbor at (253) 857-0835 to set up a complimentary appointment or speak with us today.