Composite resin is the main component of composite fillings. The fillings are made to match the colour of a patient’s natural teeth making it difficult to notice. Since they are mostly unnoticeable and unobtrusive, most patients prefer them to other types of fillings such as amalgam fillings.
Before a composite filling is inserted into the teeth cavity, the cavity or hole is cleaned and all the dirt removed. The dentist must remove any decay found in the tooth before applying the composite filling.
Not every patient with a cavity should opt for composite fillings. The nature of the tooth cavity and the treatment method applied by your dentist will determine whether to use them or not. Composite fillings are more useful in the following circumstances:
King West Dentistry clinic recognizes the benefits of composites fillings and prefers using them to other types of fillings. The following are some of the benefits of using composite fillings:
Any dental treatment method must have benefits and disadvantages, and composite fillings are no exception. Here are some demerits of using composite fillings in treatment that you must beware of:
Compared to amalgam fillings, composite fillings are more expensive. Since the cost of acquiring a composite filling is higher, they may not be covered by various health insurance policies.
The composite resin, which is the main component of composite fillings, does not last long. You are required to replace the composite fillings regularly to ensure you maintain their look. Composite fillings can last longer if you maintain dental hygiene by brushing your teeth after every meal and before going to bed.