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How Composite Resin Repairs Your Tooth

When you have an aching tooth due to a dental filling, or if you have a chipped or severely discolored tooth, then we can help in one visit. Instead of metal restoration, we can use the lifelike composite resin to repair and restore a tooth in a single sitting. In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist looks at dental bonding and composite resin fillings.

Dental Fillings

When you have a cavity, our team can offer treatment in only one visit with a dental filling. Instead of using metal, our team opts for a biocompatible composite resin. The material is safe for patients of all ages and is shaded to blend with the rest of the tooth as well. Placement involves our team numbing the tooth so you’re comfortable as we remove decay and polish the tooth. We then apply the material in several layers and sculpt the tooth as the composite resin cures beneath a light. The last step is to polish the tooth thoroughly for a brighter appearance.

Dental Bonding

With dental bonding, we use the same material to repair common cosmetic complaints. For example, our team can mask permanent teeth stains, the type that may not respond to teeth whitening. Our team can also close gaps between teeth, repair cracks and chips, and even lengthen worn down portions of structure. As with a filling, we will numb your tooth beforehand and then thoroughly clean it. We then etch the outer surfaces and place the prepared composite resin in several layers. Our team then shapes the tooth as the material cures, and we complete the process by polishing the tooth.

Scheduling a Visit

Whether you have an aching tooth due to a cavity, or minor cosmetic concerns you want to see corrected, we can help in only one visit with the use of composite resin. If you want to see if these are right for your smile, then contact our team today to schedule a visit. We would love to see you and help you enjoy better oral health, an attractive smile, and avoid discomfort. Now is a great time to address these issues, especially for kids soon to head back to school. If you have any questions about dental fillings or bonding procedures, then contact our team today to learn more and get started on your treatment!

Speak With Your Ankeny, IA, Dentist About Our Cosmetic Treatments

Our team wants to offer major improvement with a lifelike and metal-free material! If you would like to find out more about restoring smile beauty in one visit, please contact your Ankeny, IA, dentist’s office at (515) 207-6182 to schedule a visit. A stunning smile just in time for your child’s return to school is possible, so call us today!