NATURAL TOOTH COLORED FILLINGS
Brown Prosthodontics is an Amalgam –Free office, Composite fillings or natural tooth colored fillings have replaced traditional amalgam restorations. Like all restorations composite fillings are used to replace tooth structure which has been lost to decay or dental caries, trauma the are bonded to the tooth, have good strength, and provide increased esthetics. They are similar in appearance to inlays but are not as durable, and have a life span of 5-7 years.
The tooth is prepared in order to remove the decay, followed by etching the surface and applying a bonding liquid. Once the liquid sets, a composite resin made of glass and modern plastics are sculpted to back to form and function based to the contours of the chewing surface and anatomy of the adjacent teeth. The restoration is then polished to ensure a seamless transition between the restoration and your tooth. Some things to keep in mind when a getting a composite restoration. The dental procedure can be completed in a single visit depending on the number of teeth desired. Nevertheless, since the composite does not have the same strength as your natural tooth enamel, one should know before choosing this restorative choice it is more likely to stain, chip, or break than natural teeth.