Bonded fillings are easy and painless! It’s a simple procedure in which a tooth-coloured resin (a durable plastic material) is used to fill in the space or gap of where the tooth decay used to be. It’s hardened by a special light that will essentially “bond” the material to the tooth.
The procedure of the fillings is very straightforward: Our dentists will apply anesthesia if needed; drill the tooth to change its shape and remove the decayed areas; and do a colour match so the material looks like the natural tooth. After this process, our dentists will roughen the surface of the tooth, apply the tooth-coloured resin, mold it, and smooth it out to the desired shape. The material is hardened with a bright blue light or laser. After it hardens, your dentist will further trim and shape it, then polish it to match the texture of the natural tooth. Then, they will have our patients grind and bite into a blue paper-like material, so our dentists know whether you feel satisfied with the texture of the filling.
Our bonded fillings usually take around 30-60 minutes depending on the difficulty of the filling and which tooth it is. Although, there’s no special care for bonded fillings, it’s usually good practice to avoid chewing your nails, ice, pens or other hard objects and food; brush your teeth twice a day, floss, rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash; and see our dentists for your regular cleaning and check-up.
We offer this wondrous filling treatment as it provides durability, efficiency, and the least amount of enamel removed while looking natural! Contact Us if you ever want to find out about all our filling options or if you want to book for a bonded filling, click here to Book An Appointment