Tooth-colored fillings enhance the natural appearance of tooth structure and can help to restore teeth that have broken or become decayed. Tooth-colored fillings can also close gaps between teeth, repair chips and aid in the overall alignment of your teeth.
The material used in this general dentistry treatment, known as composite resin, is extremely malleable and can be mixed to match the color of your teeth. When you have composite fillings, it is extremely difficult to tell the difference between the filling and your natural teeth.
Because the filling matches the color of your natural tooth, it works as both a restorative and cosmetic dental treatment. Your teeth will look and function as normal, and the fillings are durable when cared for correctly. Unless you need a large number of composite fillings, treatment is carried out over two appointments. During the first appointment, molds are taken and a temporary filling is used to protect the site until a permanent filling is ready. The composite filling is then completed during the second appointment.
What is a Composite Resin?
Composite resin is a material used in dentistry to fill cavities, cracks or broken teeth. However, composite resin is also used to reshape or fill gaps between teeth. The resin, as the name suggests, is a composite of two or more materials. In the case of composite fillings, the resin is usually a mixture of plastic and glass. The materials used in the resin allow your dentist to match the mixture to the color of your teeth, resulting in a natural-looking restoration.
Dr. Adeniran is an experienced cosmetic dentist who has used composite fillings as just one type of treatment for restoring the smiles of our patients. If you are unhappy with the color, appearance or shape of your teeth, composite fillings could be a viable solution for you.
Contact us today to arrange a checkup with Embrace Dental Care and we will carry out an assessment of your needs. If you are a good candidate for composite fillings, we can restore your smile in as few as two quick appointments.