Composite Resin Fillings
Tooth decay affects almost everyone. Fortunately, modern dental resin allows Dr. Ginn to repair cavities with a metal-free filling material, custom shaded to blend seamlessly in anyone’s smile. Yout image is important, and so is oral health. Now you don’t have to choose one over the other.
What are composite fillings used for?
A composite filling can be utilized for a couple of reason. The first is to repair a decayed tooth. Repairing a decayed tooth will restore its original shape and size, strengthen the tooth, and protect it from further decay and damage. The second use for a composite filling is to improve the look of a smile. You may have a chipped tooth, or teeth that you want to change the shape of. Composite resin fillings can be used to fix these teeth and improve the aesthetic appeal of your smile.
What is the procedure for fillings?
Composite resin fillings require only one visit for placement. Dr. Ginn will first make sure that you’re comfortable, offering nitrous oxide if necessary. Then he’ll gently remove decay from your damaged tooth and place a small bit of custom-shaded composite resin into the cavity. A soft curing light will harden the tooth-colored filling, then Dr. Ginn will sculpt and polish it to fit well with your bite and get it to look totally natural.
What are advantages of composite fillings?
There are two main advantages of a composite resin filling. The first is that the filling will strengthen your teeth. Your composite filling will bond to your teeth and strengthen your remaining tooth. The strengthening of your tooth will prevent further breakage, cracking, and decay.
The second advantage to a composite filling is the aesthetic appeal. Due to Dr. Ginn’s ability to blend the shade of the resin to match your teeth, our filling will blend well with your actual tooth. Dr. Ginn prefers to use composite fillings as a way to leave more of your original tooth intact. This is a result of composite fillings requiring less room than amalgam fillings.
One common misconception about composite resin fillings is that they do not last as long other types of fillings. Many studies have shown that the longevity of composite fillings is not much different, nor do they perform much differently, than other types of fillings. Dr. Ginn believes that composite resin fillings are the best option for his patients from a performance and cosmetic perspective.