Composite / White Coloured Restorations
You won’t find many dentists using amalgam fillings these days. Composite resin materials have ensured out with the old and in with the new.
Dentists can place tooth coloured filling materials, which bond directly to the tooth. This means that maximum healthy tooth structure is kept.
This is an important preventative technique which means healthy tooth structure is kept as retention undercuts are not used like previously in the metal fillings. Due to direct bonding.
There is a whole range of shades and opacities with tooth colour filling materials, nobody will even notice, apart from a trained eye of a dental professional, and sometimes they find it hard to see with great techniques used.
Resin materials are used to restore decayed and carious teeth. They can also be used as a cosmetic bonding to change the shape of teeth. This can be used to close gaps, as an additive technique.
The benefit of this is there is minimal invasion of the existing teeth.
Should you replace your old amalgam filling? If they are healthy and functioning well, there is no need. People request they are changed for cosmetic reasons, which we can be considered after your dental assessment. Each case if individual and needs to be discussed with your dental care provider.
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This post was written by Letooth