Bonding with composite resin (tooth coloured filling material)


There have been amazing developments over recent years in tooth coloured filling materials (sometimes called white fillings or composite) and the adhesives used with this material. A wide variety of problems can be fixed with this material and the clinicians at SCED are very experienced in the use of this material.

Some people have stained areas on their teeth and because the tooth substance is healthy and it is not desirable to remove healthy tooth, bonding with composite can hide these areas.

Sometimes the teeth don't form fully and have less than ideal shape and bonding can be used to correct this without progressing to a veneer or crown. Composite can also be used to close spaces between teeth or to build up worn teeth and this is invariably successful with a very natural appearance.

Composite can even be used in some circumstances over the whole front surface of a tooth – this is called a composite veneer and allows the dentist to change the surface of a tooth in just one visit. It is not unusual for this procedure to be performed without the need for a local anaesthetic

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