A dental resin restoration is a restoration made from a composite resin material. Dental resin restorations are used to restore teeth that have been damaged by decay or trauma. This type of restoration is also helpful for patients that have stained or discolored teeth.
Benefits of resin restoration
- One of the greatest benefits of resin restorations is their ability to match the shade of your natural teeth.
- Resin also has the added benefit of being less likely to stain.
- Resin restorations can be custom-fabricated to mimic the appearance of the teeth in terms of color, texture, and contour.
- They offer excellent durability, strength, and longevity.
Resin fillings explained
Dental resin is used to restore teeth that have been affected by tooth decay. Before applying the resin, the dentist in Albuquerque NM will first remove any decayed areas of the tooth. Once the decayed tissue is removed, a putty-like resin material will be used to fill in the tooth. Resin is tooth-colored, blends in with the surrounding teeth, and is custom-designed to match the shape and color of your teeth.
How is a resin restoration placed?
A resin restoration requires one or two appointments to place. First, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay, contouring the surface, and taking a mold of the tooth. This mold will be used to create your restoration in a dental lab. Once the restoration is ready, the dentist will place it, check its fit, make adjustments, and cement it.
Resin vs. Amalgam fillings
In dentistry, there are two main types of fillings used to restore a decayed or broken tooth: amalgam fillings and resin fillings. Both fill the cavity with similar materials but differ in appearance and function.
A resin filling looks more natural and blends in well with your natural teeth. It’s made from a resin composite that contains glass or quartz powders, acrylics, and silicates, meaning it’s less likely to wear down over time. Amalgam fillings are silver in color, so they tend to stand out against natural teeth. They also require the removal of more tooth structure and can wear down faster.
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