About dental crowns and briges:
Composite resin, what is it?
Composite resin is an efficient solution for restoring a tooth that was partly damaged or broken. This material is made of very hard microparticles. The dentist’s intervention is simple, and the results are very durable, presenting high aesthetic qualities for a reasonable cost.
How is dental resin applied?
During the intervention, the dentist fixes the composite resin on the surface of the affected tooth after having first treated and prepared it. The dentistry professional then shapes the material in such a way that the resin moulds itself perfectly to the shape of the tooth. The result is thus quite natural looking.
Once the material is in place, the dentist completes the operation by smoothing out and polishing the repaired tooth. This last step is performed not only in order to obtain a perfect look, but also in order to prevent staining as well as premature wear of the resin.
Etching and filling
Composite resin can be used in two cases:
- For etching
As in the case of dental veneer, this type of intervention concerns small surface repairs to the teeth, mainly for improving their cosmetic appearance or protecting the roots.
- For larger fillings
Composite resin is also appropriate for filling a decayed tooth. The result is durable over an extended period of time thanks to the hardness and good quality of that material.
In both these cases, the intervention is quick and painless, although sometimes requiring light anaesthesia. After the intervention, the teeth may nevertheless be somewhat sensitive. Furthermore, beverages such as tea or coffee should be considered with care, as well as tobacco. Indeed, such products may alter the colouration of the composite. In order to avoid permanent discolouration, a healthy lifestyle and a good hygiene at home are recommended.
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