Composite Resin for Teeth

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Fillings are an extremely common dentistry procedure. However, most people who have a filling aren't really sure what it is or what it means. While fillings come in many different forms, one of the most popular is Composite Resin, also known as a "white filling."

What is Composite Resin?

Composite Resin is usually used to fill in a tooth that has decayed, but it can also be used to help reshape a disfigured tooth. Because Composite Resin is white, it can also be used to change the color of a tooth.

Composite Resin is a bonding material that is applied in layers. Between each layer, your dentist will use a special light to harden the material. Composite Resin is a fast procedure, allowing you to leave your appointment with a beautiful, fully repaired smile.

Who Should Use Composite Resin?

Composite Resin is frequently used because of its simplicity and color. Because your dentist can easily match the color of Composite Resin to the color of your tooth, it isn't easy to tell whether or not you've had dental work done.

Composite Resin is also a wise chose because it bonds directly to the tooth.  This means you will have a full-functioning smile at the end of your appointment. The bonding material strengthens the tooth underneath, preventing it from breaking or becoming further damaged.

However, Composite Resin can cause some sensitivity. It is also not prone to staining, so drinks like coffee or tea can change the color of composite resin. Composite Resin also does not last as long as silver fillings, so they may not be the best option for larger cavities or more extreme damage. However, they usually are a fine option for smaller cavities.

Composite Resin does not require significant upkeep, but you will still want to be sure you're properly brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist regularly.

If you're due for an appointment with Dr. Langer, contact our Brooklyn dental office to schedule an appointment. Our Brooklyn dentist office can provide you with the oral care you and your family needs. Schedule an appointment at 718.395.5935.

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