What is the Composite Fillings?
A dental filling is a dental restorative material used to restore the function, integrity and shape of missing tooth structure. The structural loss typically results from decay or external trauma. It is also lost intentionally during tooth preparation to improve the aesthetics or the physical integrity of the intended restorative material.
Tooth preparation is usually required before placing a dental restoration. This process involves cutting the tooth usually with a dental drill to make space for the planned restoration, remove any dental decay and structurally unsound tooth. If permanent restoration cannot be carried out after tooth preparation, temporary restoration is done.
Composite fillings are the most common used fillings for treating tooth decay in dentistry. Depending on the size, the price of composite fillings ranges on average from 35 Euros to 90 Euros per filling.
What Are Composite Fillings ?
Composite dental resins are types of synthetic resins which are used in dentistry as restorative material or adhesives. Synthetic resins evolved as restorative materials since they were insoluble, aesthetic, and insensitive to dehydration and were inexpensive.
Composite fillings, also known as white fillings, are not only more aesthetic and natural looking but also are environmentally non-toxic compared to metal fillings. They do not contain mercury. Composite fillings are bonded directly to the surface of the tooth thus protecting the tooth from fracturing as they do not require the removal of healthy tooth structure similar to mercury fillings.
- Consultation and X-Ray.
- A drill or air abrasion is used to remove the infected part of the tooth.
- The composite resin is placed in layers over the opening.
- A special light is used to harden each layer of the composite resin material.
- After the tooth is filled the composite resin is shaped to resemble a real tooth both for aesthetic and functional reasons.
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