Restorative Fillings may be required in dentistry for many reasons, this is a common and simple technique used to repair teeth and is performed under rubber dam isolation. The aim of a filling is to restore the form and function of a tooth as closely as possible to a natural tooth. Filling materials are most commonly made of Composite Resin (CR) or Glass Ionomer Cement (GIC), and will be matched to your individual tooth.
Some of the most common reasons for requiring a filling include tooth decay, broken, chipped or cracked teeth, discolouration, misaligned teeth and gaps in teeth. As these fillings can be matched perfectly to your tooth colour, they are commonly used for Composite Veneers on front teeth to improve overall aesthetics.
What is a composite resin filling?
Composite resin fillings are made of acrylic resin that is reinforced with powered glass quartz, silica or other ceramic particles.
Are Composite Resin Fillings safe?
Yes, composite resin fillings are a safe option for restoring damaged teeth. These filling materials have been used since the 1960’s, and are constantly being researched and studied to improve their composition. Admire Dentistry uses a variety of composite resin material including; Dentsply Sirona Ceram.x Spectra ST, GC Essentia, VOCO Admira Fusion.
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