What are Resin Bonded Restorations?
Resin bonded restorations are generally used to fill a broken tooth. Resin is a strong filling material that doesn’t get loose over time making it a superior material compared to other materials. The procedure is called bonding because the material ‘bonds’ to the tooth. Resin Bonded Restorations is a simple procedure that can be used to restore chipped or fractured teeth, as well as the ability to change the colour or shape of your tooth.
At Kew Dentistry we offer a range of tooth coloured composite resin fillings, these are advantageous for aesthetic reasons as you won’t be able to tell you have a filling at all. The colour can be blended and will appear nearly identical to your tooth colour or a white shade can be selected if preferred.
The Resin Bonding Procedure
Resin bonding can be completed in a single visit, unlike veneers that need to be manufactured in a laboratory. It is also one of the cheapest and simplest cosmetic dental procedures taking around 30 minutes to complete.
There are no known complications associated with the procedure and no preparation is needed. Anaesthesia is often not needed except in cases where the bonding is used to fill a decayed tooth.
After your treatment there should be minimal or no sensitivity, the risk of infection is very low because no natural tooth is removed.
Some Points to Keep in Mind When Considering Resin Bonded Restorations
It’s important to keep in mind that tea, coffee and cigarette smoke can stain the resin. It’s important to avoid these substances for the first 48 hours after the procedure. Composite resin is also not as strong as a natural tooth, meaning that it can become chipped through biting fingernails or chewing on substances such as ice or pens. However no decay can attack the tooth under the bonded resin once the resin has bonded correctly.
Make an appointment today to see whether resin bonded restorations are a suitable treatment option to improve the appearance of your smile.
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