The Versatility of Composite Resin
When it comes to restoring your smile, there are high-quality materials that optimize the function and health of your teeth as well as enhance their cosmetic appearance. One of the most preferred dental materials available is composite resin, a tooth-colored solution that can be used to restore a cavity or correct a minor aesthetic dental concern. Composite fillings are an excellent long-term and affordable way to fix your smile without others noticing you’ve had major dental work done.
What is a Composite Resin?
Composite resin is a white or tooth colored material used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks or fractures. They offer improved aesthetics and safety compared to silver amalgam fillings that contain mercury. In addition, the natural blend of composite resin to your teeth makes it an excellent option for restoring or improving front teeth that are more visible. Your composite filling is designed to last for many years. However, it should be properly cared for in order to retain the best results. We educate patients on the importance of good oral hygiene, proper eating habits and regular dental visits that can extend the life of your new fillings.
At Laguna West Dental, we may use composite resin material restoratively or cosmetically to address the following:
- Chipped teeth
- Closing space between two teeth
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Decayed teeth
- Worn teeth
Whether we are using composite resin to bond a tooth or fill a cavity, you’ll love how painless and quick the procedure can be. We can place your composite filling in a single appointment. Composite resin is carefully placed in layers and is shaped, hardened and polished to create a natural and beautiful outcome. If you experience mild sensitivity after a composite filling is placed, this is only temporary and should subside shortly.
Want to learn more about using tooth-colored fillings to repair decay or how composite resin can correct your dental flaws? Call Laguna West Dental today.
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9098 Laguna Main St Ste 8
Elk Grove, CA 95758
Phone: (916) 683-7300