What are fillings?

Bonded white fillings are commonly used to repair decayed, chipped, or cracked teeth. They are made of a tooth-colored composite material that blends in with the natural color of the tooth. Bonded white fillings are often used for small to medium-sized cavities and are also used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of teeth that are discolored, misshapen, or have gaps. At Salvatore Dental in Saratoga Springs, we only place white fillings. We utilize the highest quality materials and techniques to obtain long-lasting results.

A tooth filling is commonly placed when a tooth has a cavity. The tooth is first cleaned from the bad bacteria and then rebuilt and sealed with a bonded white dental filling. We have a variety of shades and techniques to make each restoration nearly undetectable!

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When Do You Need a Bonded White Filling?

The decision to use a bonded white filling is typically up to your dentist, who will examine your teeth and determine the most appropriate treatment option. Your dentist may recommend a bonded white filling if:

  • You have a small to medium-sized cavity.
  • You have a chipped or cracked tooth.
  • You want to improve the appearance of a discolored or misshapen tooth.
  • You have a gap between your teeth that you would like to close.

It is important to note that not all teeth are suitable for bonded white fillings. Your dentist at Salvatore Dental will evaluate your teeth and advise you on the most appropriate treatment option for your needs.


Benefits of Our Dental Fillings

Because we only use the finest white fillings at Salvatore Dental, you’ll enjoy a much healthier tooth without the worry of an unsightly or expensive alternative. Using a metallic filling actually costs far more than our white dental fillings, both upfront and over time as many metallic fillings will need to be changed out throughout the life of the tooth. Whether this is your first filling or your metallic dental filling is at the end of its life, a bonded white filling is a fantastic solution. There are several benefits of using bonded white fillings over other types of fillings, including:

  • Aesthetics: Bonded white fillings blend in with the color of your natural teeth, making them virtually undetectable.
  • Conservation of tooth structure: Bonded white fillings require less removal of healthy tooth structure than other types of fillings.
  • Durability: Bonded white fillings are strong and durable, and they can withstand the pressure of normal chewing.
  • Versatility: Bonded white fillings can be used to repair a variety of dental problems, including decayed, chipped, or cracked teeth, as well as to fill in gaps between teeth.
  • Minimal sensitivity: Bonded white fillings have been found to produce less postoperative sensitivity than other types of fillings.
  • Prevention of further decay: Bonded white fillings seal the tooth, preventing bacteria from entering and causing further decay.

How Are Bonded White Fillings Placed?

The placement of bonded white fillings is a straightforward and painless procedure that can typically be completed in a single visit. First, the dentist will remove the decay or the damaged portion of the tooth. Then, a bonding agent is applied to the tooth, followed by the composite material. The material is shaped and polished to match the natural contours of the tooth. The result is a tooth restoration that is virtually undetectable.

What is The Aftercare Procedure For Bonded White Fillings?

After placement, bonded white fillings require the same oral care as your natural teeth. This includes daily brushing, flossing, and regular dental checkups. The dentist may also recommend avoiding hard or sticky foods immediately after the procedure to prevent damage to the filling. If you experience any discomfort or sensitivity, contact Salvatore Dental for further evaluation.


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Don’t allow a missing filling or unchecked cavity to become a larger problem down the road! Our experts at Salvatore Dental in Saratoga Springs can quickly and easily install your bonded white filling, removing the threat your current cavity poses while protecting your tooth from future damage. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and restore your smile with bonded white fillings.

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