Dr. Froonjian does not use amalgam or silver fillings in his practice .
A bonded or tooth colored filling is a composite resin that is used as an alternative to amalgams and veneers. Unlike amalgam, these fillings actually form a mechanical and chemical bond to natural tooth structure. This is an excellent cosmetic option for those patients who do not want the look of silver in their mouths and do not want the expense of veneers. Bondings can be used on teeth that are decayed, cracked, or stained.
The bonding procedure is completed in one visit. The first step is to remove the decayed or unsightly portion of the tooth. The tooth is then etched with a liquid or gel and a bonding agent is then applied. This will allow the composite resin to be placed in the prepared tooth. The resin is then trimmed and polished, leaving you with a beautifully sculpted, natural-looking restoration.