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Use of Composite Resin in Adhesive Dentistry

 
Composite resin is a natural-looking dental material used to restore a fractured tooth.

Direct placement composite resin restorations have been used in dentistry since the advent of bonding, a technique used to adhere filling material to tooth structure. Now referred to as adhesive dentistry, state-of the-art materials and decades of refined technique allow dentists to restore absent tooth structure conservatively and virtually invisibly.

It is another example of the magic of modern dentistry.

Robert visited the dental office with a cracked tooth (a lateral incisor), which was sustained in an accident. Only minimal reduction of an otherwise healthy tooth structure was necessary for the placement of a sculpted composite resin dental restoration that was bonded to the tooth. The procedure yielded a cosmetic result in a single visit.

Advantages of Composite Resin:

  • Minimal tooth reduction
  • Aesthetics
  • Less costly for young patients

Disadvantages of Composite Resin:

  • Tendency to chip and discolor
  • As durable as laboratory-processed restorations

If you're interested in getting amalgam or composite fillings, call us at 1-866-970-0441. We'll put you in touch with a great dentist today!

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