Do you have shortened front teeth that made your smile look immature, even childish? Don’t forget to mention to amalgam fillings on your back teeth. Nothing is more embarrassing than being completely matured but feeling less than when you smile. Your Manassas dentist at Galleria Dental Arts knows that beautiful, bright, evenly aligned teeth can do remarkable things for your self-esteem. That’s why we work so hard to make your dreams of a gorgeous smile come true. Cosmetic dental techniques like cosmetic bonding and tooth-colored fillings have made this goal much easier to obtain and both are offered in our Manassas office!
What are tooth-colored fillings?
Dentistry would always turn to amalgam (metal) fillings for their durability. This approach is still used sometimes today, but they’re much less popular. Not only are some patients unable to adjust to them due to metallic allergies, but they also stick out against your natural teeth like a sore thumb.
A tooth-colored filing is composed of composite resin (the official name for the dental material) filling. The dental material that makes up these fillings is 100% mercury-free, making it the perfect filling option for patients with metal allergies. Tooth-colored fillings also match your teeth perfectly!
What is cosmetic dental bonding?
Dental bonding is the application of a tooth-colored composite resin to repair flaws in your smile. This cosmetic procedure can be used to repair teeth that are decayed, chipped, discolored, and even make your teeth look longer. In some situations, bonding can be used to protect a portion of a tooth root that has been exposed because of gum recession.
How does your dentist apply composite resin to fix teeth?
The process of applying tooth-colored composite resin depends on the procedure you’re undergoing.
For a tooth-colored filling to protect your natural tooth from decay, your dentist will first match the dental material to your tooth. Then, your Manassas dentist will section off your tooth and fill in the affected area. Finally, a special light will be held over your filling to accelerate the bonding process. You will complete your filling procedure by biting down hard, creating the perfect tooth-colored filling.
For a cosmetic bonding treatment, your dentist will use the same dental materials that our tooth-colored fillings are made of to fix the flaws in your smile. Our dental experts will carefully sculpt the composite resin to create your perfect teeth. Both procedures can be completed in just one appointment!
Visit Galleria Dental Arts
Galleria Dental Arts is here to help any patient that’s looking to make their smile brighter and healthier. If you’re needing to save your tooth from decay, but don’t want to compromise the beauty of your smile, contact our office about tooth-colored fillings. Even if you simply would like to fill the flaws of your front teeth with cosmetic bonding, scheduling a consultation is the next step for you.