How Composite Resin Has Changed Dental Services

how composite resin has changed dental servicesDental fillings have long been important to cavity treatment. Thanks to composite resin, the procedure can have less of an impact on how you look, while also effectively restoring your lost tooth structure. In the past, amalgam fillings were used. The material looked less like your natural tooth, and could also leave some space between the filling and your tooth, which could become a spot for bacteria to gather. However, composite resin is not just a benefit to restorative dental work. It can also be used to correct visual problems with your teeth, through a process called dental bonding.

The Process Of Providing A Composite Resin Filling

The first step taken by your dentist when treating a cavity is to remove all of the dental material that has been afflicted with decay. Dental sedation is available to help offset discomfort. After this infected portion has been removed, and the area has been cleaned, the composite resin can be coated on the excised area, and bonded to your tooth.

Cosmetic Improvements At Less Cost With Dental Bonding

Dental bonding can enable you to cover up embarrassing, unsightly dental flaws without resorting to porcelain veneers. The procedure can be done for less cost, and in less time. While porcelain veneers typically take two visits, dental bonding can be finished in one (however, a second visit may be called for if you are having the process done for several teeth). The material is coated over your tooth, and molded to cover up flaws, as well as to ensure a desirable shape. It is worth noting that while this can be cheaper than veneers, the resin is not as durable as porcelain.