Teeth Bonding & White Fillings

Easier, more conservative, and definitely more cosmetic results as compared to silver fillings...

Tooth bonding, or dental bonding, is the name of any of several procedures that use a dental restorative, also called dental composite, for repairing missing, worn, damaged or decayed teeth. In bonding, the restoratives or fillings form a strong bond with the dentin and enamel of the tooth. These restoratives vary in composition like: 

lease glance through our cases below to have an understanding of what treatments are available to you.


Teeth Bonding Before


Teeth Bonding After


White Filings Before


White Filings After


Dental Bonding Before


Dental Bonding After


Please Note : As with any dental procedure it is important to note that the before and after results shown will vary for each individual situation and you cannot expect equivalent or identical results to those portrayed in these photographs. Any material risks associated with your specific dental situation will be explained during your consultation at Healthy Smiles Dental Group

These before after photographs are case specific and every patient has to be evaluated with through diagnosis and examination to determine suitability and prognosis / chances of success may vary from person to person depending on their actual condition.

  • White Fillings (also called Composite Fillings)
  • Ionomers
  • Ceramic (porcelain) material

Uses of Tooth Bonding

Some uses of tooth bonding can be briefly listed as:

  • Cosmetic enhancement of teeth
  • Removal of the decayed part of tooth
  • Prevention of cracking of teeth
  • Filling of cracks, chips, and gaps in teeth

Disadvantages of Dental Bonding

Two main points speak against dental bonding. These are:

  • Dental bonding costs more than some other restorative procedures.
  • It wears and loses colour with time.

Cost of Teeth Bonding

Different procedures of bonding have differing costs. On average, the dental bonding cost for a single tooth ranges from $300 to about $600.

White Fillings

White fillings are also called composite fillings. By composition, they are a mixture of glass or quartz filler placed in a resin medium. Dentists for restorative work especially for front teeth prefer white fillings. Some of the advantages of white fillings are:

  • They are durable and resistant to fractures.
  • Less tooth structure needs to removed when restoring with white fillings.
  • They can be bonded adhesively in a cavity, allowing a more conservative tooth repair.
  • They replace the metal alloy fillings, which may evoke allergies in some people.
  • They are moderate in cost.

Disadvantages of white fillings are:

  • The time taken for their placement requires longer than amalgam fillings.
  • They suffer stain and discoloration over time.

White Fillings for Back Teeth

White fillings are generally not considered an appropriate restorative for back teeth. The main reasons for this include:

  • They are not strong enough to bear the chewing force exerted by back teeth.
  • They wear rather easily when placed in back teeth.

The Procedures of Placing White Fillings

A dentist usually follows these steps in placing white fillings:

  • Numbing
  • Cleaning
  • Colour Selection
  • Isolating the Tooth
  • Shaping of the Tooth


First of all your blackburn dentist will apply a local anaesthetic to numb the teeth and hence make the procedure as comfortable as possible. In case of very little tooth reduction, the dentist may even choose not to apply any anaesthetic.


The filling does not bond to a tooth if its surface carries plaque, tartar, or any other material. Therefore, the dentist will remove this debris before bonding.

Colour Selection

Next, your dentist will choose the shade of the white filling that goes in perfect harmony with your natural tooth colour.

Isolating the Tooth

The dentist needs to isolate the tooth under restoration for keeping it dry. In many cases, placing rolls of cotton next to the tooth under work do it. Sometimes, stretching a sheath of latex around the tooth brings about isolation.

Shaping the Tooth

Finally, the doctor, after restoration, will shape the tooth as required for the purpose of enhancement.

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smile on your face!

At our clinic you’ll always find friendly, professional staff that will go out of there way to ensure your visit to the dentist is a happy one!


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