Composite restorations is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture filling that are used in cosmetic dentistry. They restore decaying teeth, as they repair the tooth back to it’s original function and shape. Dr. Ralhan will first remove and clean out the tooth from decay, then fill the tooth with the composite resin. In the past, metal was used for fillings, however today there are a number of alternative, more aesthetically pleasing options.
Bonded fillings are a popular option for those looking for a more natural look. The filling is bonded to the tooth, using a color that best matches the surrounding teeth. It is beneficial as it requires little removal of the tooth’s enamel, and is a simple procedure rarely involving any anesthesia. Bonded fillings are best used for repairing cavities, reshaping chipped teeth, or improving discolorations.
The advantages of bonded fillings include its strength, durability, and natural aesthetic. They insulate the tooth, so the pain previously experienced from the tooth’s exposure will be repaired and removed.
The perfect candidate for composite restorations include those experiencing pain or discomfort due to a cavity or chipped tooth. Dr. Ralhan will examine the area during a consultation and determine the best next steps for repair.