For this composite restoration case, Dr Ian Kerr saw this young man over a series of appointments to remove the decay in his damaged teeth and restore them with composite restorations to create both a functional and aesthetically pleasing result.
Dr Ian Kerr said “It was an honour and pleasure to treat this exceptional individual who has decided to turn their life around and has begun by fixing their teeth and smile. Towards the end of what was a lengthy treatment time they said that “they felt like they had got their personality back” which I think was a lovely quote and made me feel very proud to have been part of that process.”
Direct composites or white fillings are perhaps the most commonly used cosmetic product in dentistry.
White fillings have become the normal way of treating any cavity at the front of the mouth and are commonly used for even quite large fillings at the back of the mouth. They are based on materials developed in the 1970s and have been improved upon through many generations of materials over the past 30 years.
Fundamentally they are a plastic resin combined with minute silca particles that gives an amazing blend of strength, flexibility and aesthetics.
They are chemically and micromechanically bonded to enamel and dentine to give a tight seal between the filling and the tooth.
When looking to enhance a smile they can be used to build up worn teeth, widen teeth to close gaps and coat teeth to hide stains and fractures. Because they are built up directly in the mouth they can achieve same day results and when being used to build teeth can involve little or no adjustment to the underlying teeth.
For more information on composite restorations please see our composite fillings page.
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