July 21, 2024

Smile Makeovers: Exceptional Benefits In Composite Dentistry

Over recent decades, cosmetic dentistry has evolved tremendously in helping people enhance their facial aesthetics to boost self-esteem and confidence. Composite fillings are one such trending restoration that has overshadowed amalgam fillings due to superior aesthetics and strong mechanical bond with the tooth enamel. 

The dental practice in Hailey comprises skilled and experienced cosmetic dental specialists who strive to rejuvenate oral aesthetics in addition to form and function. Let’s explore the significant benefits of composite fillings. 

A Composite filling is a type of dental material, made of a plastic resin mixed with a powdered glass filler. The filling is placed within the cleaned and prepared tooth surface, and hardened by a light-cured special glue. The material hardens through a process called polymerization

Indications 

Composite fillings are popular aesthetic restorations that are often indicated to restore the following: 

  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Diastema (space or gaps in between your teeth)
  • Dental decay in the visible areas of your mouth
  • Teeth that are worn out due to attrition (aging), increased masticatory forces, or bruxism (involuntary, persistent clenching and grinding of the teeth)

Unveiling key benefits

Composite fillings offer the following benefits when used for teeth with mild to moderate dental decay:

Offer superior aesthetics 

  • Composite fillings are tooth-colored restorations and easily blend with your natural tooth structure offering superior aesthetics.

Directly bond to the tooth enamel

  • Composite fillings bond directly to the enamel surface, thus establishing a stronger seal. 

It does not contain mercury

  • Mercury is toxic and can be harmful to the body when ingested.
  • Composite fillings do not contain mercury, unlike amalgam restorations.

Preserves the tooth structure

  • Composite fillings do not require extensive tooth preparation. This preserves most of the tooth structure and its overall strength, and resilience. 

Acts as a shield against dental caries

  • Composite fillings contain fluorides that help prevent the development of caries in the future.

Are stain-resistant

  • The resin present in composite filling does not stain the teeth, thereby making it stain-resistant.

Offers excellent durability and strength

  • The composite material hardens through polymerization, which improves the strength and resilience of composites. 

Painless procedure

  • Composite fillings are quick and painless procedures that usually take 10 to 15 minutes.

Takeaway   

A composite filling can satisfy your desire for a restoration that looks aesthetic and doesn’t detract from your smile. They can effectively restore your weakened teeth to rehabilitate them and your overall dental health. 

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