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Tooth Colored Composite Fillings
In the past, teeth were filled with a mixture—or amalgam—of different metals. Today that is changing as more natural-looking and metal-free dental fillings are becoming the preferred approach. Dentists are using more tooth-like materials (composite resins and porcelains) that are both safe and predictable. The most important feature, for many people, is that the cavity filling look and react more like natural teeth. To mimic the natural dentin in the teeth, today’s dental composite resins are common in non-amalgam fillings. These composites are made of a plastic resin and silica filler. Metallic cavity fillings or amalgams could not bond with the tooth; they merely rested on it and provided a degree of protection. Today, so much more is known about the interface between dentin and enamel and the bond created between these two natural products. This has led science to discover new ways of bonding fillings to teeth to create a stronger, more protected connection and also more comfortable dental fillings. Restoring teeth—or literally rebuilding them successfully—depends on a good bond between resin materials and both the enamel and dentin. Restorative dentistry recreates a tooth that not only looks natural but responds naturally too, allowing bite stress to pass through the tooth while receiving biting force. Today, dentistry uses nature as a guide by constantly looking for materials that more closely mimic teeth in form and function. It is a combination of art and science that takes into account the action of the tooth being restored and its internal shape. A tooth, or portion of a tooth, is then recreated using materials that respond as a healthy tooth would.
Immediate Dentin Sealing– Immediate dentin sealing uses a resin coating to seal and protect the dentin surface from bacteria and sensitivity. It also creates a hybrid layer to which composite resin can be bonded for shaping into a tooth structure.
Direct fillings require small amounts of restorative materials being placed into cavities resulting from decay. The resin is applied in layers which are instantly set with special lights, meaning the entire filling can be built up and repaired by the time you leave the office.
Porcelain veneers consist of a compilation of several thin ceramic