Silicone, is a plastic mixture containing dioxide particles. The composite resin, called the white filler, was used only in the front teeth in the 1960s. In recent years, however, the material has been developed thoroughly and it has been applied to the rear dorsals as a durable and less damaging filler.
How to make composite fillings?
Can be applied similar to amalgam filling. Before filling, the teeth are prepared. After preliminary examination, the teeth are cleaned and carved. After cleaning the teeth, the composite filler is placed in the cavity. The composite filler is shaped and hardened by a special light. Care should be taken in the process of forming and placing before the filling hardening. All these processes take longer than the amalgam fill. It is also 2 times more expensive than amalgam filling. The applied filler is made by considering the size of the tooth and based on the tooth shape. Finally, the teeth are polished and the application is terminated. The usage time of the composite filler covers approximately 7-10 years.
Advantages and Disadvantages:
The biggest advantage of composite filling is that it leaves a very good aesthetic appearance. At the same time, these fillings prevent any breakage by tightly connecting the teeth and supporting the tooth tissues. They cannot be used only in bruised cases. It can also be applied to make cosmetic effects by playing in the colors and shapes of the teeth. It is an application that has advantages as well as disadvantages. Post-treatment sensitivity may develop in the teeth. Depending on the foods and beverages consumed such as coffee and tea, the color may change.
Alerts To Patients After Composite Regeneration:
Polishing can also be performed during the same session in composite fillings. If there are large restorations to the patients or if there are more than one restorations, the patients are checked again and necessary arrangements are made and thus a more beautiful view will be provided aesthetically.