At Clarkson Dental Group, we want to help you attain your healthiest, most attractive smile. We offer various customized dentistry services to improve and enhance one’s oral health and appearance, including cosmetic dental bonding and tooth-colored fillings.
Goodbye Metal Fillings, and Hello White Teeth!
Though the American Dental Association deems metal fillings safe, many patients choose white composite fillings or dental bonding. These two options are very similar because they use the same durable and aesthetic material to repair a tooth. Metal fillings––specifically silver amalgam––may detract from the appearance of your smile by leaving behind dark lines on the gums or teeth. Aside from an unsightly appearance, metal fillings can change shape due to temperature changes, potentially damaging or weakening the tooth.
With bonding or tooth-colored fillings, no one will ever even know you’ve had dental work! Your dentist creates the bonding or filling to blend in with the natural shade of your teeth. Dental bonding and fillings also last if a patient continues practicing excellent oral hygiene and regularly visits the dentist.
Dental Bonding vs. Tooth-Colored Fillings
Dental bonding and tooth-colored fillings rely on composite resin to restore, reshape, and repair a tooth. The primary difference is that a filling focuses on function and prolonging the tooth’s lifespan. While dental bonding also helps with this, it also delivers an additional cosmetic element.
For instance, the dentist may suggest dental bonding if a patient has a deeply discolored tooth. However, if a patient has a decayed tooth, they may recommend a tooth-colored filling. The only way to know which treatment would best benefit you is to have a consultation.
Do You Have a Cavity or Chipped Tooth?
If you have tooth decay or an imperfect smile, our dental team would like the opportunity to speak with you about your options. We can repair cavities and aesthetic flaws with dental bonding or tooth-colored fillings at our Chesterfield dental office.
Clarkson Dental Group is pleased to offer our in-house dental membership plan. With this plan, you and your family can receive high-quality dental care that fits within your budget.
We happily serve families from Chesterfield, Wildwood, Ellisville, Town and Country, Clarkson Valley, Ballwin, and surrounding areas.