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General Dentistry


Bonding • Crowns and Bridges • Inlay or Onlay • Fillings

Bonding is a one-appointment procedure that resurfaces a damaged tooth. Dental Bonding is a wonderful and safe technique for removing tooth decay and delivering cosmetic improvements to the color and shape of the tooth. It is a fast and affordable way to conceal stains and cracks, fill gaps, and restore chipped or broken teeth.

Crowns and Bridges replace missing teeth and can now be created to perfectly match your surrounding teeth, making them indistinguishable from your own teeth.

Inlay or Onlay is used to repair damage involving over one half of the biting surface of a tooth. They can be made of porcelain, or white resin materials. An inlay or onlay is used when the damage to the tooth is too large to be repaired by a filling but not large enough to be repaired by a crown.


Fillings Decay is not the only reason you may need a filling. Other reasons include:

  • Cracked or broken teeth

  • Teeth that are worn from unusual use, such as:

    • Nail-biting

    • Tooth grinding (bruxism)

    • Using your teeth to open things

Once all the decay is removed, Dr. Ayoub will shape the space to prepare it for the filling. Different types of fillings require different shaping procedures to make sure they will stay in place. Dr. Ayoub may put in a base or a liner to protect the tooth's pulp (where the nerves are). The base or liner can be made of composite resin, glass ionomer, zinc oxide and eugenol, or another material.

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