Composite resin is a material dentists use to repair different dental issues while maintaining the porcelain color of the tooth. By using this material, the teeth affected and treated can remain natural-looking and the beauty of your smile enhanced. If a tooth suffers a trauma, crack, fissure, or fracture, there are a variety of procedures that can fix them. However, instead of using metal or other materials that might affect the aesthetics of your smile, using composite resin can help maintain a natural looking smile.
When can you use composite resin?
- Chipped, cracked or broken teeth
- Worn teeth
- Closing space between two teeth
- Tooth decay
Fillings are needed when a tooth has cavities or small fractures, in order to fill and protect the tooth from bacteria, plaque or food. Once the decayed or damage part of the tooth is removed, a filling is applied. Composite resin fillings are becoming more common because the porcelain look of the material gives the tooth and your smile a more natural look. Other materials are also available for this type of treatment but are more noticeable and might affect the look of your smile.
Crowns are needed when more than half of the tooth has to be repaired. In the case of a damaged tooth or a dental implant, a cap is placed on top of the tooth so the tooth can be fully functional. A crown can also be used to anchor a bridge or for dental implants. Using porcelain crowns gives the tooth a more natural appearance as it looks very similar to the natural tooth’s enamel, and provides a durable and strong solution to restore damaged teeth.
Dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth. Using the adjacent natural teeth, a bridge is placed to close the gap left by the missing tooth. Porcelain or ceramic bridges can be used to blend in with the natural color of teeth. Bridges help keep teeth from misaligning because of the space created by the missing tooth.
Your dentist will discuss treatment options with you and go over any questions you might have about the different treatments available to restore your beautiful smile.
Here at University Meadows Family Dental, we are committed to improving and restoring your smile into its healthy condition, under a comfortable and welcoming environment. We are happy to provide you with the necessary information and discuss your options. Call us today for a beautiful smile!