Damage inflicted on the enamel may be the result of decay, fracture, chipping, etc. Restorations are a great way to correct such damage. They may be in the form of veneers, fillings, crowns, etc. Dental fillings come in several types. Resin fillings are the most suitable type of restoration that bonds directly to the surface of teeth, creating a seal that lasts long. They can withstand biting and chewing pressure.
What is the procedure involved in getting dental resins?
The procedure involved in getting dental resin fillings is simple and does not take much effort.
Once the patient has been considered a suitable candidate for resin fillings, the dentist would begin the procedure by using a hand-held device to remove any decay from the tooth.
A chemical agent in the form of a mild acid would be used to prepare the tooth's enamel to initiate and help active bonding of the adhesive material.
The dentist would then mold and shape the prepared tooth. A flexible band would be placed around the enamel securing it. While making your restoration, the dentist would ensure that they match the color of the existing teeth structures.
The side-effects of a deep filling can be avoided with the application of medication.
Upon applying the resin material, a curing light is used to harden and secure the dental filling. The dentist also takes measures to ensure that the filling does not mess up with the patient's bite. Hence, the filling would be filed and adjusted accordingly to give it a natural look.
What are the benefits of dental resin restorations?
Resin restorations offer patients several benefits. A few of them are:
- These fillings release a compound named "Fluoride" that helps remineralize the teeth.
- They quickly bond with the teeth structure
- The resin material mimics the nature of our teeth's natural enamel
Are there any post-op instructions while getting resin fillings?
- In case the procedure required the use of a local anesthetic, it is advised to avoid chewing until any sign of numbness has completely worn out.
- Patients are encouraged to use desensitizing toothpaste to prevent signs of sensitivity.
- Use saltwater rinses to minimize signs of swelling
What is cosmetic dental bonding?
If you suffer from gaps between teeth, uneven teeth, or signs of gum recession, then dental bonding is recommended for you. Chipped, worn-out, or uneven teeth can be repaired with dental bonding. Teeth would be prepared, and a conditioning gel would be placed on the surface of the enamel. The enamel would then be sculpted to shape to retain the shape of the tooth.
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