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Composite Veneers and Fillings

Composite Veneers and Fillings

Composite-Veneers-and-Fillings-cheltenham Composite restorations were initially created as alternatives to traditional silver fillings.

Composite resin restorations are available in a variety of tooth-coloured shades to enable your dentist to match them with your natural teeth.

They are strong, durable and natural-looking.

Composite Veneers: Restore your smile and gain new confidence with beautiful and natural-looking veneers

Composite veneers are dental restorations added to the front of your tooth to reshape or correct discolouration, misalignment, cracks, or chips.

They are added to the tooth in layers. Each layer is hardened with a special light before the next is applied.

When the final shape and colour is achieved, the veneers are polished to give a natural look.

If your teeth and gums are in good condition, you might be a qualified candidate for dental veneers.

Veneers are suitable for camouflaging the following dental issues:

  • Stained teeth (resistant to teeth bleaching)
  • Gapped teeth
  • Short teeth
  • Cracked or chipped teeth
  • Misaligned teeth

Veneers are easy to manage—and require no different care than your natural teeth. Avoid biting into hard and/or crunchy food or using your teeth as a tool for opening objects.

Simply brush and floss as you always do and stay current with visits to your dental clinic in Cheltenham for check-ups and cleans.

Composite Veneers Application

Your dentist prepares the tooth to be treated, which may require removing tooth enamel, to allow for the thickness of the veneer to sit perfectly on the tooth’s surface.

Occasionally, local anaesthesia is administered during this part of the process.

Composite resin veneers are formed onto the tooth by your dentist and cured with a special light to harden.

When the final shape and colour is achieved, the surface is then polished to give the veneer a natural look.

Composite Fillings: Bring a smile to your face by replacing your old, weak, or unsightly silver fillings with new tooth-coloured replacements

Composite fillings are tooth-coloured plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth.

Composites are also used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the colour of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth.

Reasons for composite fillings:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Closing space between two teeth
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Decayed teeth
  • Worn teeth

Composite fillings are usually placed in just one appointment. While the tooth is numb, your Cheltenham dentist will remove the decayed portions of your teeth.

The space is then cleaned before the new filling is placed. If the decay is near the nerve of the tooth, a special medication will be applied for additional protection.

The composite filling will then be applied, shaped, and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape and function.

It is normal to experience sensitivity to extreme temperatures when composite fillings are first placed; however, this will subside after your tooth gets accustomed to the new filling.

You will be given care instructions at the end of your treatment. Proper oral hygiene practices, eating habits, and regular dental visits will maintain the good condition of your new tooth fillings.

Composite Resin Restoration Lifespan

The longevity of bonding materials for the teeth depends on how much bonding was done, your oral habits, and your lifestyle.

However, bonding material can last up to 5 years before needing to be touched up or replaced.

Bonded teeth do not require any special care. Follow good oral hygiene practices.

Brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss at least once a day, and visit your dentist for regular professional check-ups and cleanings.

A splint may be used to help protect your teeth.

Composite Veneers and Fillings in Cheltenham

If you have one or more damaged teeth, your dentist can discuss your options for repairing your teeth and restoring your smile with long-lasting and natural-looking restorations.

Composite Veneers and Fillings at Captivate Dental in Cheltenham

For more information on composite veneers and fillings, call us on (03) 9553 1249, or use our convenient online booking page.

We are located at 36 Chesterville Road in Cheltenham.

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