Composite resin fillings are a tooth-colored filling material that can be used to restore decayed teeth or cosmetically change the appearance of your teeth. Unlike traditional metal amalgam, composite resin bonds directly to the tooth structure. This strengthens your tooth and hides the restoration from view when you smile. At Dr. David Hakham, Dentist in Montebello, composite resin can be custom-tinted to perfectly match your unique enamel color, creating a seamless and natural appearance that you won’t be able to distinguish from your natural teeth! 

The Composite Resin Filling Procedure

The dentist will first administer a local numbing agent to numb the area where the tooth will be filled. Once the area is numb, the dentist will use an explorer tool to remove any decay from the tooth and shape it so that the composite resin will fit properly. Next, the dentist will apply an adhesive material and layer it over the prepared cavity and around the top of the eroded enamel. They will then place the composite resin over the adhesive material and use a special curing light or laser to cure it into place. Finally, they will trim the composite resin until it matches the biting surface of the tooth and polish it for a smooth finish.

The Advantages of Composite Resin Fillings

Composite materials are made to closely resemble the appearance of your natural teeth, so no one but you and your dentist can tell that you’ve had a cavity filled. This can be especially important in anterior teeth like incisors and canines, which show when you smile or speak. The treatment process is less complex than dental work like crowns or bridges. Patients experience little to no discomfort during the procedure thanks to local anesthesia and dental sedation. This helps patients with anxiety or fear of the dentist find relief during their visit.

Since composite resin is applied directly to the tooth, it strengthens the tooth by bonding it back together. This makes it an ideal material for broken-down molars that may risk cracking or breaking apart with excessive wear over time. Dental offices may also recommend composite resin as an alternative to metal filings to protect posterior teeth from damage. This is also a good choice when treating multiple cavities in a single appointment. 

Composite resin is also affordable, making it an excellent option for many patients. Get in touch with Dr. David Hakham, Dentist in Montebello, at 6451 Whittier Blvd, Montebello Los Angeles, CA 90022, or call (323) 728-0241 to learn more about composite resin fillings.



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