As dental treatments have evolved one of the most exciting developments has been in the quality of white resin filling materials.
More often these days our patients are opting for for that type of filling to be placed. At The Park Practice dental clinic we use market leading composite resin materials to restore teeth that require such treatment .
There are various circumstances that arise where white resin fillings are of benefit. We can repair cracked cusps on back teeth or chipped edges on front teeth.
If you have decay developing in a premolar or molar that can be removed and restored with our quality white resin material.
Often patients present with old amalgam metal fillings that are failing and these can be removed and the tooth restored with resin. This will stabilise the structure of the tooth and improve the aesthetics. Patients also find these materials are easier to clean, as they are polished very finely after being placed.
Feedback we receive is mouths feel healthier with resin fillings(restorations) and patients have confidence restored in their appearance and health of the teeth.
Chipped front teeth before and after restoration
Molars with old amalgams changed for resins
How is a composite placed?
Following preparation, the dentist places the composite in layers, typically using a UV light made to harden each layer. When the process is finished, the dentist will shape the composite to fit the tooth. The dentist then polishes the composite to prevent staining and early wear.
How much will a resin cost ?
Prices vary from £60 to £120 depending on the specific tooth and the size of area involved.
What are the advantages of composites?
Aesthetics is one big advantage of composite resins, due to us being able to blend shades to create a colour nearly identical to that of the actual tooth. Composite resins bond to the tooth to support the remaining tooth structure, which helps to reduce the chance of breakage and protects the tooth from the effects of plaque build up.
What are the disadvantages?
After having a composite resin placed , a patient may possibly experience some postoperative sensitivity. This is might be due to the depth of the decay or old filling being replaced. Composite resins may possibly wear out sooner than amalgam metal fillings in larger cavities, but this depends on how heavy the bite is and the modern resins tend to be very resilient .