Repair Teeth with Dental Fillings
Many adults will discover at some point in their life that they need to repair a damaged tooth or have a cavity filled. Dental fillings and dental bondings are some of the most common restorative dentistry procedures that we offer in our practice. At Albrecht Family Dentistry in West Bend, Wisconsin, our patients can benefit from our state-of-the-art dental technology and high-quality materials such as composite resin to restore aesthetics to their smiles.
Composite Resin Cavity Filling
We often find that patients who have a cavity aren’t even aware they have them until it is discovered during a dental examination. For small cavities that involve less than 50% of the tooth structure, composite resin fillings are often the best treatment option to restore oral health quickly and effectively to the smile.
Composite resin fillings are a tooth-colored material applied directly into the tooth and then hardened with a curing light. To start the process, the dentist will numb the area and remove the decay. The white filling is then placed in the tooth and hardened. The last step is to shape and polish the filling to look and feel natural.
Dental Tooth Bonding
If a tooth is fractured or chipped, we recommend dental bonding treatment. Many patients prefer this over porcelain veneers because it is quick and affordable. Dental bonding is completed in a single dental visit without the need for impressions. It does not require extensive tooth preparation, which means that there is only minimal alteration of the natural tooth structure.
The dental bonding process starts with the dentist gently roughening the surface of the teeth to allow for the composite resin to form a secure bond with the tooth. The material is then applied to the tooth and cured with a special light, like the process used in a cavity filling. Afterward, the composite resin is polished and shaped to blend seamlessly with your smile.
Repair Damaged Teeth with Restorative Dentistry from Albrecht Family Dentistry
One of the best ways to avoid the need for restorative dentistry is by practicing good oral hygiene at home and visiting the dentist regularly for exams and cleanings. Still, when issues arise, you want to ensure that your dental needs can be handled quickly and effectively. At Albrecht Family Dentistry, we are committed to providing all your restorative oral care needs. If you are in the West Bend area, give us a call today at (262) 357-6622 to learn more.