Hall Dental Centre

Bonded Fillings

At Hall Dental, there are several different reasons why we may recommend a filling. A filling may be necessary if decay has formed in a tooth, if a filling needs to be replaced, or if a tooth has been cracked or damaged in some other way.

What is a bonded filling?

A bonded filling, also known as a “white filling", is a commonly used filling that is made of a composite resin, similar in colour to your teeth. Different from silver amalgam fillings, bonded filling blend more naturally with your teeth.

How will I know if a bonded filling is right for me?

A bonded filling is the best choice when the cavity to be filled covers only a small area and is not exposed to a lot of force. If the cavity to be filled covers a large area or is on a molar and you grind your teeth, a bonded filling may not be the best option. Our experienced and caring team at Hall Dental will determine the best course of action and explain it to you.

What will happen at my bonded filling appointment?

If a new cavity has been discovered that needs filling, our skilled team will:

  • Begin by placing a local anaesthetic to the area
  • Carefully remove all decay from the tooth, using very precise instruments
  • Prepare the tooth for the filling by etching the surface of the tooth
  • This will allow the filling to bond completely to the surface of the tooth

Once the filling is bonded to the tooth, we will complete the procedure by polishing the surface of the filling so that the texture is similar to the surface of your tooth.

What can I expect after my bonded filling is placed?

After the local anaesthetic wears off, most patients will not notice anything out of the ordinary. As long as the anaesthetic has completely worn off, you can eat and drink as usual.

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