Bonding & White Fillings
at Bethlehem, PA

Take Care of Those Cavities or Small Spots

Do you have visible cavities or small spots that are preventing you from smiling? While metal fillings can help stop cavities from spreading, it’s still visible to the eyes. At Lasting Smiles of Bethlehem, we understand you are looking for a solution that’s invisible to the eyes and provides protection from cavities.

Fortunately, Dr. Patel has an alternative solution to metal fillings — bonding and white fillings. Read on to learn more about our alternative solutions and their benefits.

Natural-Looking Cavity Fillings

White fillings, also known as composite resin fillings, are a natural-looking restorative solution that nicely blends with your natural tooth color. Not only does it provide protection from cavities, but it can also be used for cosmetic purposes such as filling the gaps or cracks on your teeth. For your convenience, our procedure can be done in just one appointment.

White Filling Treatment Process

Before starting your cavity treatment, Dr. Patel will numb the affected area with local anesthesia. This is so you won’t feel anything during the procedure. Once the area is numb, he’ll begin removing the infected area to prevent the spreading of bacteria.

After making sure the areas are free from infection, he’ll begin the white filling process. He’ll fill in the areas with composite resin and use a special light to harden the resin. He’ll also reshape the hardened resin to match the rest of your teeth.

Dental Bonding Can Improve Your Smile

Not only can composite fillings be used to prevent cavities from spreading, but they can also repair cracks and small spots. Bonding may be a great option for you if you have:

  • Small cracks, chips, or gaps in your teeth
  • Stained or discolored teeth
  • Decayed teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Previous fillings after cavity removal
  • Short teeth that can look longer

If you’re interested in bonding, call our Bethlehem office at (610) 861-0777 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel.

Frequently Asked Questions

a. Are white fillings safe?

Yes, white fillings are safe considering there are no health risks, unlike metal fillings. White fillings keep your teeth healthy and protect your teeth from bacteria getting into vulnerable areas.

Additionally, white fillings are a great alternative to metal fillings for people who are allergic or sensitive to metals. White fillings are made out of plastic so they won’t trigger your allergic reactions.

b. Is bonding natural-looking?

Yes, bonding is made out of composite resins to match the color of your natural teeth and feels like your natural teeth. Bonding can enhance your teeth’ appearance and protect you from harmful bacteria getting into your vulnerable areas.

Improve Your Smile Appearance with Dr. Patel

White fillings and bonding are great ways to improve your smile appearance while also protecting your teeth from harmful bacteria. To learn more about how white fillings and bonding can help you, call our Bethlehem office at (610) 861-0777 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel. You can also fill out our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.

Gum Disease Prevention

Bacteria enter our mouths all day long. With all of the bacteria types that flourish there, it is up to us to be diligent about good hygiene. Of course, brushing and flossing after meals is important, but semi-annual check-ups and professional cleanings are also necessary to avoid infection.

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(610) 861-0777

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    2299 Brodhead Rd,
    Suite K Bethlehem, PA 18020
    (610) 861-0777
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