Tooth Colored Fillings | Gainesville FL
What is a resin filling?
Resin is a plastic “tooth colored” filling material. Common uses include treatment of teeth with small cavities, replacement of old fillings or restoring undesirable notches on the root surfaces of teeth. Chemical bonding of resin provides strength to the tooth and reduces the risk of fracture. It is an alternative to amalgam (silver) fillings for one-visit procedures and is increasingly the material of choice for most patients due to its natural appearance.
How does it work?
It is important to have a moisture free environment to ensure proper chemical bonding of resin to the tooth surface. After the damaged or decayed tooth is prepared, the resin is applied and sculpted into the desired shape by Dr. Nossa. A high intensity light stimulates the chemical bonding reaction. The restoration is smoothed and polished to a natural appearance.
Your teeth are restored to a natural look and feel, they are stronger and the tooth is protected!
Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations
There are many advantages to tooth-colored restorations. Resin fillings are bonded to the teeth creating a tight, superior fit to the natural tooth. Such restorations can be used in instances where much of the tooth structure has been lost. The tooth remains intact and stronger.
Since the resin used in tooth-colored restorations contain fluoride this can help prevent decay. The resin wears like natural teeth and does not require placement at the gum line, which is healthier for your gums!
The result is a beautiful smile!