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Lake Forest Dentist | Lake Forest dental care | CA | Bonded Composite Fillings

west_logo2.pngScott E. West D.D.S., F.A.G.D.
General, Biologic, Aesthetic & Preventive Dentistry
22672 Lambert Suite 603 • Lake Forest, CA 92630                                      


(949) 829-5900

Bonded Composite Fillings

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When the situation requires a “filling” to treat the decay or replacement of an amalgam filling what is recommended is the placement of a composite fillings. Composite fillings come in various shades, to match your tooth and rather than requiring a mechanical undercut to keep the filling in place, they held in place by a procedure called “bonding”. Bonding means they are held in place by means of etching, to create microscopic spaces in the tooth to keep the filling in place. There are many brands of composite on the market, but the key thing to look for from a biologic viewpoint is that they not have BPA or fluoride. You also want to be sure that the dentist uses a bonding technique, which avoids sensitivity and reduces the potential of needing a root canal or extraction. In summary, when properly done, you end up with a filling, which is biocompatible, but also esthetic.

Dr. Scott West provides Holistic Dental Care, Snoring Treatments, Dental Implants, Lumineers, Dental Cleanings & much more to the following locations: Mission Viejo, CA, Laguna Hills, CA, Irvine, CA, Laguna Woods, CA, Laguna Niguel, CA, Ladera Ranch, CA, San Juan Capistrano, CA, San Clemente, CA, Dana Point, CA and surrounding areas.