Composite (White) Fillings
Composite fillings have been used in dentistry for many years and can transform your smile in just a single visit. Composite is a mouldable material with a paste-like consistency made from acrylic resins and a variety of fillers, depending on the type used. The process involves the skilful and artistic use of the correct amount and colour of composite, which is placed in layers using a dental bonding procedure. Each layer is cured under a high intensity light and the restoration then adjusted and polished. Composite can be used for a variety of dental procedures, including:
•Filling dental cavities -
Composite fillings are suitable in most situations and can be constructed directly in the patients mouth. However should there be insufficient tooth structure remaining following the removal of decay and the old filling, an onlay or crown manufactured in the laboratory can be fitted.
•Replacing amalgam (metal) fillings-
Composite fillings can be used to restore teeth and replace old amalgam fillings providing a natural appearance and helping to improve the strength and fracture resistance of the tooth due to the bonding capability of composite.
•Repairing chipped/worn teeth
Composite fillings can be used to restore teeth worn down from tooth grinding or acidic foods and drinks, to prevent further tooth wear and improve appearance and function.
•Smile makeovers and reshaping teeth
Composite can be used to close gaps between teeth (diastamas). Composite edge bonding can be used to improve the function, appearance and shape of teeth including worn and chipped teeth.
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