Composite Fillings & Dental Bonding

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Cavity and Chipped Tooth Repair
in Orange, CA

Offering cutting-edge, restorative dental services and a metal-free office, we’re here for all your dental needs, large or small!

When it comes to fillings and restorative dental treatments, we believe there’s a better option than traditional metal fillings. Our composite fillings are natural, durable, and designed to blend in perfectly with your surrounding teeth for a seamless, almost invisible finished product. We also use dental bonding for teeth that need a more superficial repair. Used in conjunction with practices like dental cleaning and teeth whitening, dental bonding can help prevent dental decay and guarantee a gleaming, brilliant smile.

Composite Fillings

When you need a filling, you want a safe, discrete option that supports your dental health in the long term. That’s where composite fillings come in. Offered by Orange Premier Dental, a metal-free dental office in Orange, CA, composite fillings are durable and designed to match the color of your surrounding teeth for a more natural appearance.

Whether you need one filling or several, our team of dental experts is here for you. We’ll answer your questions and make sure that you feel informed and comfortable throughout your upcoming dental procedure.

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Composite Fillings Vs. Traditional Fillings

Composite fillings are a very popular alternative to traditional metal fillings. While traditional fillings were made of a substance called “dental amalgam” (liquid mercury bonded to a powdered alloy of tin, silver, and copper), composite fillings are made from an acrylic resin material and reinforced with powdered glass quartz, silica, and other ceramic particles. Here are a few key differences between composite and traditional fillings:


For years, there has been some concern that dental amalgam fillings may release low levels of mercury vapor, putting patients at risk of neurotoxic side effects. Some patients are also allergic to the metals contained in amalgam fillings. Composite fillings, on the other hand, are body-safe and non-toxic.


Metal fillings look like, well, metal. Their bright silver color stands out in the mouth and makes them highly noticeable to everyone. Composite fillings, however, are custom-mixed to match your natural teeth and blend into your mouth, which makes them much less noticeable than metal fillings.


Metal fillings may shift and fall out over time. Composite fillings, on the other hand, are strong, durable, and ideal for preserving and reinforcing your original teeth.

When you treat a cavity with professional dental care and a composite filling, you stand a much greater chance of keeping your natural tooth and protecting your oral health in the future.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding, also called “tooth bonding,” is a common dental procedure in Orange, CA. Here at Orange Premier Dental, our team uses dental bonding to fix cracks or chips in the dental surface, protecting your dental health.

When Dental Bonding is Necessary

Dental bonding has both cosmetic and restorative functions. In cosmetic dentistry, dental bonding can repair chipped teeth and correct spacing problems. When it comes to restorative dentistry, dental bonding can help correct minor dental issues without requiring the patient to resort to orthodontic measures.

Today, dentists who practice dental bonding use composite resin to fill cavities. The result is a natural-looking, nearly invisible outcome that blends perfectly with your smile.

Dental Bonding Vs. Veneers

While dental bonding and veneers resolve some of the same dental problems (gaps, spacing problems, and chips, for example), they are not ultimately the same solution. Here are a few of the key differences:

Dental Bonding is Meant for Small Jobs

Dental bonding is the ideal way to address small gaps or cracks between the teeth. It is not, however, a good solution for more extensive dental concerns like uneven or yellowing teeth. That’s where veneers come in.

Veneers are Stronger

Since dental bonding isn’t meant to resolve extensive dental problems, it isn’t as strong as the materials used in dental veneers. While veneers are meant to cover the tooth entirely, bonding only patches small areas and improves the overall dental surface.

Bonding Material is Thicker

The composite resin used in dental bonding cannot be made as thin as the porcelain used in veneers can. While dental bonding veneers are available, they require dentists to shave a great deal of enamel off your teeth, thus reducing their natural size by roughly 50%.

As such, reputable dentists do not recommend dental bonding veneers. Instead, stick with porcelain for veneers and dental bonding composite resin to address small gaps and cracks in the teeth.

Orange Premier Dental: Your Trusted Source
For Dental Bonding And More

Our dentist and experienced staff are trained to treat patients and resolve immediate dental concerns, while also identifying underlying issues and crafting long-term treatment plans. This “whole-patient” approach encourages lifelong dental health and wellness, and helps our patients take charge of their dental care.

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