Bonding is the application of a tooth-colored resin material using adhesives & high-intensity curing light.. It is mainly used for cosmetic purposes for discoloration and chipped tooth. Material is bonded to the tooth!
Composite Fillings are a glass and plastic mixture used to restore plaque damaged teeth. Composites help for cosmetic reasons by changing color or reshaping disfigured teeth. Dr. Greer will administer a small shot for numbing the tongue, teeth, gums, etc. Then they will drill out the decay and replace it with the natural color of the Composite Filling.. Most fillings take less than one hour, if the dentist can remove the cavity, he will use composite filling on that tooth. Many people opt to replace their old silver, gold, etc. fillings with composite fillings because of the natural tooth color! Some people may experience sensitivity after a filling, if you experience pain in your other teeth, however, do NOT alarmed! It will end in a little over a week or two.
Bonding is a very inexpensive way to restore healthy teeth for cosmetic reasons. Composite fillings are primarily used to restore plaque damaged teeth. However, they can also be cosmetic.