Facts About Composite Fillings


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Composite fillings or resins also known as tooth-colored restorations are very esthetic dental material used in dentistry today. They are very esthetic because they are matched to your own tooth color. In the beginning, the composite resin was actually set only to repair front teeth, considering that they were actually not tough enough in order to utilize for chewing surfaces. Now, composite material are much stronger and can last a very long time as well as being very esthetic. In this presentation, I will go over the uses for composite restorations.

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Facts About Composite Fillings

  1. 1. Important Fact About Composite Fillings
  2. 2. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com Dental fillings • Dental fillings were never aesthetic years ago. Dental fillings used to only be made from a material called amalgam (silver filling). TheSt JamesDental Group
  3. 3. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com Don’t think silver • Dentists use this for one and a half century that when people think about fillings, they think silver. TheSt JamesDental Group
  4. 4. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com Amalgam • Amalgam is known for its durability and restorative properties but never for beauty. But this is no longer the case today. TheSt JamesDental Group
  5. 5. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com Composite resin • Composite resin came into the picture of dental fillings and now offers you an option other than amalgam. TheSt JamesDental Group
  6. 6. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com Tooth-colored restorations • Composite resins or fillings also known as tooth-colored restorations are an ‘invisible’ dental filling as it is matched to the color of your teeth. TheSt JamesDental Group
  7. 7. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com Your teeth restored • This enables you to have your teeth restored without being noticeable. This was first used in the world of dentistry around 1960. TheSt JamesDental Group
  8. 8. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com Plastic and filled with glass • The composite resin was fabricated from a mixture of plastic and filled with glass (silicon dioxide). TheSt JamesDental Group
  9. 9. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com The composite resin • At first, the composite resin was placed only to restore front teeth, because they were not strong enough to use for chewing. TheSt JamesDental Group
  10. 10. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com More flexible and stronger • However, over the years, composite resins were made more flexible and stronger, aside from its natural appearance. TheSt JamesDental Group
  11. 11. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com Uses of composite resins: • Uses of composite resins: 1- Tooth Decay 2- Chipped or broken teeth TheSt JamesDental Group Bonding with composite
  12. 12. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com Uses of composite resins: • Uses of composite resins: 3- Gaps between teeth 4- Replace old silver fillings containing mercury TheSt JamesDental Group Closing a gap with composite filling
  13. 13. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com For your sensitive teeth • There is more to these fillings than just amalgam replacement. They are good for sensitive teeth too. TheSt JamesDental Group
  14. 14. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com Amalgam fillings • Now, your tooth structure can stay intact unlike with the amalgam fillings that can never hold the tooth as composite fillings can, because they are bonded to the tooth. TheSt JamesDental Group
  15. 15. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com If it’s chipped or damaged • Another great advantage of composite resin is that it can be fixed if they got chipped or damaged, unlike amalgam where it would have to be completely removed and replaced. TheSt JamesDental Group
  16. 16. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com Ask a professional Important Fact About Composite Fillings Contact us TheSt JamesDental Group 323-771-7254 http://www.dentistcudahyca.com Thank You!