COMPOSITE FILLINGS

If you are in need of composite fillers, then you will probably want to know more information about what they are. This article offers you some insight; along with more detailed information about composite fillings.

First up, dental composite fillings are a type of synthetic resin used by dentists in order to restore teeth. Synthetic resins have gained huge popularity in dentistry because they are insensitive to dehydration, insoluble, not too expensive, very easy to manipulate and they are aesthetic too. They are also fairy priced and a preferred procedure by those that are used to having fillings in the dentists chair.

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 What Is Used To Make Composite Fillings?

Composite fillings are commonly made from Bis GMA, and other dimethacrylate monomers such as UDMA TEGMA, and HGGMA. Filler like silica is also used. When applying them usually a photo initiator will be used. In order to make the filling the best that it can be dimethyloglyoxime is also used in order to be able to get the consistency of the filler to be good. You also need not worry about it being obvious that you have had fillings placed on your teeth, as composite fillers are a close match to the tooth’s natural colouring and no one will be able to tell your tooth has been filled. Unless you tell them that is!

Studies About Composite Fillers- How Long Do They Last?

A frequently asked question from patients to their dentist is how long will a composite filling last for? And quite rightly so, as you pay for the procedure and you want to know how long it will last. When studies were conducted to find out how long they last, against the older, murkier and not so aesthetically pleasing mercury fillers, they actually have a longevity that is the same. They look amazing, and they are able to cover your teeth, looking as natural as possible. The average life span of composite fillers is around eight to ten years.

The composite fillers used in dentistry today are so advanced that dentists can actually place them on the teeth in bulk, and they adapt with ease to the teeth’s cavity walls. When we put composite fillers on it is important that the tooth is kept as dry as possible, so that the adhesive used to attach the filler will stay on. When being placed on the tooth, they are soft. We then add a blue light that helps to dry and harden the composite filler. The resin is light activated and once the composite filler has been attached to your tooth, it will be very comfy, aesthetically pleasing, and strong and durable, not limiting you to drink and food choices. Once the procedure is complete, you will be well on your way to having your smile restored. Any tooth ache, or unsightly looks from discolored and rotten teeth will be a thing of the past. Make sure that you don’t delay getting the procedure; make an appointment today with one of our professional VitaSmile dentists.