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My teeth were starting to deteriorate, and I was running out of options to repair them. The dentist gave me a choice. I could wait until the bone loss was so bad that I would have to have my teeth removed and get dentures, or I could have them removed now and get dental implants. I opted for the implants. If you’re thinking of getting dental implants, you probably have a lot of questions. I love mine, but they took some getting used to. In this blog, I’m sharing my experience and all the information that I picked up throughout my implant experience. You can find out what the procedure entails, how to prepare for your implants, and how to care for them once they’re in.


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Composite Resin – Why You Should Consider Using This Restorative Process For Your Teeth

by Alfredo Moore

Broken, decayed and eroded teeth certainly pose significant health risks but they also pose a risk to your own self-image. The majority of people don't enjoy the appearance of broken and chipped teeth and the cost of crowns or veneers may be out of your price range. You should consider restoring your teeth using composite resin and for more than just the cost.

What Are Composite Resins?

Composite resins are tooth-colored materials that are applied to the unbroken surface of your teeth in order to replace the tooth structure that has been lost. The blending of the synthetic material helps to strengthen the remaining teeth and bonds them together into one unit. The resin will bond to both elements of your teeth – the dentin and the enamel.

How Are the Teeth Repaired Using Resin?

It is a much simpler treatment when a dentist uses resin than if you opt for a crown or veneers. Instead of multiple visits to the office and having to wait while a lab fabricates the crown, it is a single visit to the dentist office.

The dentist applies the resin in-house allowing for a more cost-effective and quicker treatment to repair the damaged teeth. Resin may be used to repair minor to moderate decay and damage, and in many cases, even larger dental issues have been resolved by using composite resin.

The Choice Between Porcelain or Composite Resin

In the majority of cases, composite resin is used to repair the damage from cracked or chipped teeth. However, in more moderate cases or in cases where root canal treatments have been applied, porcelain bonding may be used to adequately strengthen the teeth and prevent further loss of tooth structure.

Composite resins are typically used to restore the front teeth in which areas of the dentin or enamel have suffered breakage or chipping. This technique does not require any excess tooth preparation as is the case with veneers or crowns. It is also used in some cases to help whiten the teeth or to shape the teeth.

In many cases, insurance plans do not cover restorative measures for teeth when it comes to improving appearance. In this instance, composite resin is the better option for its cost effectiveness, as well as lack of invasive removal of portions of your existing teeth in order to affect treatment.

Composite resin does not have a lifetime guarantee and it is possible your dentist may have to provide restorative treatment again down the line. Contact cosmetic dental services in your area for more information.