Composite fillings, or resin, has been used in dentistry for many decades. It is a durable material that can mimic tooth material while blending into the natural color of the teeth. Composite resin can be used to fill cavities like amalgam or metal fillings, but without marring the beauty of the tooth. It can also be formed to repair a chipped tooth or add tooth material to close a gap between two teeth. There are many uses for this cosmetic agent, all that can be completed in one visit to our office.
What is a Composite Resin?
There are different types of composite resin that are used for tooth repairs, but most contain a mixture of plastics, glass and ceramics. This compound is used to fill holes created in teeth when cavities are removed, or formed to repair chipped, cracked or other tooth abnormalities. The substance can be colored-matched to your teeth so that it blends perfectly into your smile. It is almost impossible to see where your tooth material ends and the composite filling begins once it is smoothed and blended after the procedure.
Composite fillings can be used for new repairs or to replace old metal fillings. Many people have metal fillings they received as children that they want replaced with composite resin for a healthier-appearing smile. At Blooming Smiles Dental Studio, we offer composite fillings as an option for all our tooth repairs to give our patients a stunning smile. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and ask about our composite resin options during your visit.