Fillings

Tooth-colored fillings and bonding

Tooth-colored fillings are an alternative to traditional metal fillings and fall into two categories: direct and indirect. A direct restoration is a composite resin (filling) applied in one appointment. Indirect restorations (inlays or onlays) are made of porcelain or composite resin material fabricated by a dental laboratory. These restorations usually take two appointments in our Lee County area office in Fort Myers, FL.

What is Cosmetic Tooth Bonding?

Cosmetic Bonding is the application of a tooth-colored composite resin (plastic) to repair a decayed, chipped, fractured, discolored tooth, to improve aesthetics, and as a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings. Bonding can be done in a single visit to your dentist.

Are Tooth-Colored Fillings Right For Me?

Among the advantages of tooth-colored fillings are:

  • Life-like aesthetic qualities
  • The preservation of more natural tooth structure
  • Optimal bio-compatibility
  • Minimal risk of an allergic reaction
  • No development of metal sensitivity

Teeth bonded or filled with composite resin or restored with inlays or onlays should receive the same meticulous care as natural teeth. Regular brushing, flossing, tongue scraping and professional preventive treatments are required