Dental Composite Resin is also called Composites are synthetic resins that are used as adhesives or restorative material in dentistry. The composite resin can be shaped and moulded to give a better appearance to the teeth.
Composites are a popular choice for dentists all over the world for their following characteristics:
The dentist utilize composite for different dental issues faced by the patients. Most of the cases are cosmetic solutions for:
The advantages of using composites are:
Composites might show a few disadvantages that might exist in some cases. Some of the cases are:
The dentist will first start by removing tiny pieces of the enamel from the tooth’s surface. This will allow the dentist to shape the composite resin correctly onto the patient’s tooth. The dentist will then apply the bonding agent.
After this, the dentist will then start applying the composite resin on to the tooth. The resin is then treated with a special light. This process will help cure the resin quickly.
Once the composite resin has cured, the dentist will then polish the teeth to the desired results. This whole procedure requires a high level of expertise in the technique to get a natural shape and mould.
The composite resin does have good durability. But like any synthetic material, it has to be taken care of properly.
The dentist would recommend regular maintenance by visiting the dentist regularly and clean the teeth properly by brushing and flossing daily. Some dentist would also recommend using of mouthwashes.
The patient will have to avoid beverages that can stain your teeth, like tea, coffee, red wine etc.
Authored By Dr Sanjay N - Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Bangalore