Bonded White Fillings
Composite Resins: Strengthen Your Smile
If you’re self-conscious about decayed or discolored teeth, you may be a good candidate for composite resins. A composite resin is a plastic mixture that can restore teeth to an attractive, healthy state. The process offers several advantages to the patient when compared with traditional silver fillings.
First, Dr. Netky is able to blend composite shades to match the original teeth nearly perfectly. Second, the tooth-composite bond actually serves to support the remaining tooth structure, preventing breakage and providing insulation against temperature changes. Average-sized and small-sized composites have demonstrated similar duration to silver fillings–seven to ten years. Resin placement is simple. Depending on the size of the filling and location of the composite, it may require as little as 10 to 20 minutes longer than a traditional silver filling.