Composite Resins: Tooth-Colored Fillings in Cupertino, CA
Strengthen Your Smile
If you're embarrassed about your smile because of decayed, disfigured or discolored teeth, you may be a good candidate for composite resins. A composite resin is mixture of microscopic ceramic and glass particles dispersed in a plastic resin that can be bonded to teeth. The material comes in a wide range of shades and can be molded and sculpted to create almost any shape or contour. The fact that the resin is bonded means a seal is formed to reduce the change of leakage, which is common with silver fillings.
Benefits of Composite Resins
For more than 150 years, teeth that were decayed, cracked, or otherwise damaged were filled with an amalgam of silver, liquid mercury, copper, tin, and other trace metals. While amalgam fillings do sufficiently restore damaged teeth, their unsightly appearance and numerous faults have led oral healthcare professionals to seek a more stable and aesthetically pleasing alternative.
Whereas amalgam fillings – also known simply as silver or mercury fillings – detract from a smile’s natural beauty, composite resins blend smoothly and consistently with the surrounding tooth surface. Commonly referred to as tooth-colored restorations, composite resins are meticulously shaped and colored to resemble the natural appearance of tooth enamel for a seamless, attractive smile.
Composite Resin Bonding in Cupertino, CA
While the aesthetic benefits of composite resin bonding are clear, tooth-colored restorations offer more than cosmetic advantages. When exposed to extreme heat or cold, amalgam fillings can alter in size and shape, expanding and contracting within the remaining natural tooth structure. Over time, this can lead to microfractures that diminish the strength of the tooth, necessitating further reparative treatment. Composite resins are resistant to changes in temperature, maintaining their shape and size for long-lasting, effective results.
Tooth-colored restorations are also comparatively better for your smile in that they are considered a conservative dental treatment. Conservative dentistry aims to reduce the amount of enamel removed from your teeth, preserving more of your natural smile. Dr. Huang is committed to helping his patients achieve optimal oral health and beautiful cosmetic results, and utilizing composite resins whenever possible is only one of the many ways he accomplishes this.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
Composite resins offer a non-invasive, natural-looking way to improve your smile. If you have any concerns about the appearance or health of your teeth, give us a call for an evaluation today. We look forward to helping you find the restorative dentistry solution that best suits your unique needs. Find out if bonding with composite resin can give you the smile you’ve always wanted and the enhanced self-confidence that goes along with it.
Our state-of-the-art dental office in Cupertino, CA is privileged to serve families from communities in the surrounding areas, including Saratoga, Los Altos, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Loyola, and beyond.