Dr. Eric Paster, The Royersford Dentist, Offers Composite Restorations
What Are Composite Restorations / Bonding?
Composite or tooth-colored fillings are an alternative to traditional metal fillings and fall into two categories; direct and indirect. A direct restoration is composite resin applied in one appointment. Indirect restorations (inlays or onlays) are made of porcelain or composite resin materials fabricated by a dental laboratory. These restorations usually take two appointments in our office.
Are Composites Fillings Right For Me?
Among the advantages of tooth-colored fillings are:
- Life-like aesthetic qualities
- The preservation of more natural tooth structure
- Optimal bio-compatibility
- No development of metal sensitivity.
- What Happens At The First Appointment For Tooth Colored Fillings?
Composite Restoration Procedure
Composite Restorations are procedures that require one appointment. Dr. Paster may remove a very minor amount of tooth structure to maximize adhesion of the composite resin to the tooth. A tooth conditioning agent may be applied to the prepared tooth, followed by the application of an adhesive agent and the resin for the tooth-colored filling. Dr. Paster will contour the resin to produce the desired aesthetic appearance and expose it to a special laser or curing light to harden the resin.
For indirect tooth-colored like crowns, bridges, inlays or onlays, after the tooth is prepared, digital scans are taken of your teeth and a replica of your mouth is created for the dental laboratory. A provisional (temporary) restoration is placed onto the prepared tooth for protection. At the second appointment, the provisional restoration is removed and the final restoration is secured with an adhesive agent.
Dr. Eric Paster is The Royersford Dentist that also services Spring-Ford, Limerick, Phoenixville, Trappe, Pottstown, Collegeville and more. He specializes in multiple dental procedures ranging from Invisalign to Dental Implants and more. Call us now for any questions (610) 948-8518. To see a full list of our services and procedures, visit our services and procedures page here.