If you are self-conscious about your smile because of decayed, disfigured, or discolored teeth, you may be a good candidate for composite resins. A composite resin is a tooth-colored resin material that we use to restore teeth to an attractive, healthy state. We highly recommend composite resins as a healthier looking restoration, which strengthens a tooth as compared to silver amalgam fillings. Silver amalgam has been a part of dentistry for over 150 years. Amalgam is being used less and less among dentists yearly and many experts feel that its use will eventually end altogether. Silver amalgam requires removal of tooth beyond the decay in order to allow it to lock mechanically into the tooth. By bonding to the teeth, composite resin greatly decreases the chance of breaking a tooth which is very common to teeth restored with amalgam. Furthermore, over time, amalgam turns black and who wants to see that when you smile?
Composite Resin is also a material that is used when one needs cosmetic bonding on the front teeth. Dr. Klingonsmith is experienced, meticulous artisan, able to blend composite shades and shapes to match the original teeth nearly perfectly. The composite resin is bonded to the tooth and actually serves to support the remaining tooth structure, helping to prevent breakage and providing insulation against temperature changes. The final result is a tooth or teeth that look exactly as if they never had any dental work done at all.