Composite Resin Fillings
Tooth caries causes loss of tooth structure (enamel and dentin) and if left untreated will result in involvement of the pulp which will lead to infection. To arrest the degradation of a tooth due to caries, composite resin fillings are done. The process involves the removal of caries and cleaning out the decay, etching, and bonding with the composite resin. The filling material is used to form the shape of the tooth lost by caries or decay and is restored to the form of the tooth.
What is a Composite Resin Filling?
A composite resin is a mixture of microscopic ceramic and glass particles dispersed in a plastic resin that can be bonded to teeth. The material comes in a variety of shades and can be contoured and sculpted to create almost any shape of the tooth. composite resin directly bond to the tooth which means a seal is formed to reduce the change of leakage, On the other hand, Amalgam filling has no chemical bonding to the tooth which will eventually leak causing secondary caries.
Composite resins offer a non-invasive way to improve your smile, if you have any concerns about the appearance of your teeth, give us a call for a dental evaluation to see if bonding with composite resin will give you the smile you’ve always wanted, and the enhanced self-confidence that goes along with it.