COMPOSITE RESTORATION A complete teeth makeover: quick, painless and convenient

Author: Željko Popadić, dr.med.dent.

Trends in modern prosthodontics and implantoprosthetics impose various new technologies that achieve exceptional results, which come at a price, however, the classical methods such as composite restorations are still very affordable, fast and efficient way to get the perfect smile.

 

With the development of technology of polymers synthetic materials are now stronger and more resilient than ever. Although in many ways not comparable with ceramic substrates, the use of polymers in restorative dentistry is an effective, fast and convenient way of correcting teeth that can afford those with poorer financial status.

Although the technology of UV sensitive polymers  today in dental medicine is actively applied in tooth filling - for example after caries removal or repairing the crown fracture, the same technology can achieve amazing results when aesthetically restoring the entire dentition, treatment known as makeover.

The technology is painless and quick. Photosensitive monomers (resin) used for the restoration are being converted through UV light into polymers (solid composite materials). An experienced dentist can accurately determine the color, transparency and strength of the newly polymers and skillfully combining shades and layers of different strength achieve natural looking teeth.

Composite restoration is possible to repair all cosmetic defects such as broken teeth, uneven teeth lenght, discolored teeth and various irregularities.

Composite polymer is very grateful and resistant material, with no smell or taste, so it is almost impossible to tell the difference between natural tooth and newly added material touching it with the tongue. You can normally chew with new teeth, and the maintenance is the same as with natural teeth.

Depending on the complexity of the corrective procedure, a new smile can be reached in just a few visits to the dentist. The advantage of composites is the speed of work and good price, disadvantage is somewhat lower strength and durability compared to ceramic substrates. Ceramic restorations can last 12-25 years, while the durability of composite materials have only 4-8 years after which a correction is needed.

 

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