Composite resin fillings, also known as white fillings, are not only used to protect your teeth from further damage caused by cavities. The treatment can also make your tooth look better than the original, without leaving the dental office with a less than perfect smile caused by silver or gold fillings.
Composite Resin Fillings Materials
Composite resin fillings are white in colour because of the materials they are made from. The materials used may vary, but mostly they are made of glass particles, synthetic resin including a setting ingredient. Your dentist may give you information regarding the particular material they use. High-quality dental resins are the ones that provide reliable and long-lasting results.
Materials in dental fillings have come a long way. They are improved and made more natural looking. Thus, there is no need to settle for metal fillings or opt for expensive dental procedures such as a dental crown in order to enhance your smile, as other dental patients did many years ago. The filling’s plastic and glass mixture involves no metal and can be formed to resemble your natural tooth.
Your general dentist or a cosmetic dentist may perform the procedure. To prepare your tooth, your dentist isolates the tooth that needs treatment from saliva to keep it dry. They use a drill or air abrasion (a method used for eliminating decay with tiny particles of silica or aluminium oxide) to remove the tooth’s infected areas.
To fill the tooth, your dentist will apply the composite solution over the opening. The composite resin material is hardened using a special light. For the final step, the composite is shaped and your dentist files the filling down to perfect your bite.
The Benefits of White Fillings in Mernda
Tooth-coloured fillings offer more advantages than silver amalgam fillings.
- Silver fillings can weaken the tooth because it has the ability to expand and contract with temperature changes; thus, making the tooth more prone to breakage. White fillings can restore and strengthen teeth.
- Require a small portion of the tooth structure to be removed when preparing it for composite fillings. With silver fillings, the hole required is significantly larger.
- Improves the health of teeth without damaging their appearance with dark fillings
- Lesser post-treatment discomfort and sensitivity associated with use of white filling versus metal fillings.
High-quality Composite Resin Fillings at United Smiles
To know more about the benefits and procedure of white fillings, visit your Mernda dentist at United Smiles today. We provide high-quality white fillings, which will not only restore your teeth but also offer you a natural-looking alternative to amalgam fillings. In addition, if you want to replace your old metal fillings, your dental partners at United Smiles can remove them safely and effectively, because you deserve a more beautiful smile and a healthier option for your dental health.
United Smiles is conveniently located in the heart of Mernda Village, serving patients from Doreen, Beveridge, Whittlesea, Mernda and from all Melbourne metro areas. Our dental office includes ample parking available at the rear of the building. Wheel chair access is also available from the front of the building and all of our surgeries have been built to accommodate this.
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