How composite fillings can improve self-confidence and the beauty of the smile
- Posted on: Mar 15 2022
Over the years, many dentists who treated cavities would use a material known as silver amalgam. These fillings were considered effective in addressing areas of decay, but were extremely unsightly and did nothing to help patients feel confident when smiling with others. Additionally, studies continue to show that silver amalgam fillings are responsible for mercury toxicity in many patients due to the mercury content of these restorations. With this in mind, dentists in the area Golden, CO started focusing on not only more safer repairs for tooth decay, but restorations that were also more aesthetic. This is when composite resin fillings became much more popular for many patients of the community.
What is composite resin?
Composite resin is a material that is tooth-colored and can provide an excellent seal in a tooth with decay to avoid bacteria from entering inside and resulting in an infection. Composite resin is safe, effective, and aesthetic, making it the go-to material for fillings. Drs. Nancy Gill, Dallas Kenson, and Evelyn Qi of Golden Dental Solutions encourage patients to consider this material for the treatment of tooth decay.
How are composite resin fillings placed?
The area of decay is removed, and then the application of composite resin begins. The material is placed into the area of decay and then cured with a special light. Once hardened, the resin material is filed down and polished to look just like natural tooth enamel. It can be difficult to spot where these fillings have been placed, making it perfect for maintaining a patient’s beautiful smile!
How long do composite resin fillings last?
When patients brush and floss each day and visit their dentist regularly, they can expect their composite fillings to last a decade or longer. It is important that the patients keep these teeth sealed with fillings to avoid infection entering into the tooth and resulting in a serious problem.
Do you need a dental filling?
If you are faced with decay, it is a good idea to speak to a professional about your options when it comes to tooth-colored fillings. Drs. Nancy Gill, Dallas Kenson, and Evelyn Qi of Golden Dental Solutions of Golden, CO are available to help patients with aesthetic restorations such as composite resin. Call (303) 277-9600 to request an appointment ta 1218 Arapahoe Street.
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