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TOOTH COLORED RESTORATIONS
Our dentists can help you with all tooth colour restoration issues.
The composite resin used to repair a damaged tooth is a tooth colored coating (filling). If your dentist needs to treat your cavity, for example, the decayed portion of the tooth will be removed and the area from which that material was taken will instead have this resin placed in it.For repairing cracked, broken or worn teeth, tooth-colored restorations are also used.
There are multiple reasons for using a tooth-coloured composite:
- Aesthetic – Due to the fact that the composite restoration can be closely matched to the colour and shade of your natural teeth, it is well suited for use in areas or on teeth that are visible.
- Bonding – Composite restorations bond to the tooth structure chemically, which provides a strong support to the tooth.
- Versatility – Tooth coloured restorations are able to be used for a variety of treatments, including but not limited to decaying teeth, chipped teeth, broken teeth or worn down teeth.
- Preparation –In cases where tooth structure needs to be removed, such as when there is decay, tooth coloured restorations allow for the minimal amount of the tooth to have to be removed.
What is involved in the restoration of a tooth?
- Your dentist will first numb the area of the mouth using a local anesthetic.
- The decayed area of the tooth, if necessary, will be removed using dental handpieces and diamond burs.
- Your dentist will check that all of the decay has been removed by probing the affected area during the removal procedure and staining it with a decay-detecting agent.
- Then your dentist will clean the cavity of additional bacteria and debris in order to prepare the area for the restoration.
- The tooth coloured material is then applied in layers, with a special light that “cures” / hardens each layer as it is applied.
- Once the layering process is completed, your dentist will shape the composite material, trimming off any excess material, and polishing it accordingly. Once the final restoration is applied, your bite will then be checked to ensure that it is functioning properly.
What should I expect after a restoration?
You will initially experience numbness for about 2 to 3 hours in the restored region. Be careful not to bite or chew on the numb tissue during this moment.You may experience some pain or discomfort if your restoration is a bit big. With a 5-minute appointment with your dentist, this can be adjusted, during which the high point is adjusted.The tooth may be s, depending on the scenario.
How can I care for my teeth and restorations?
Good oral hygiene procedures are the best way to take care of your recovery. This involves twice daily brushing with a fluoride containing toothpaste, flossing at least once a day and frequent visits to your dentist for an appointment for professional hygiene and examination.If however, you experience extreme sensitivity, detect a sharp edge, find a gap or notice a crack in the restoration, contact.