What Makes Up the Composite Resin We Use for Fillings?
Posted on 6/25/2019 by Office
There are a few different types of fillings you're able to get when you go into our office. Usually, composite fillings are most often used by dentists because they are not made from metal and they do not pose any health risks to the person that has them. Many people want to know what is inside these types of fillings, though.
What Goes Into These Fillings?
Known as a white filling, instead of the silver that some are used to, this is a filling that can be used anywhere in the mouth. Usually, metal fillings are placed in deeper cavities or towards the back of the mouth because they last and hold for a longer amount of time.
White fillings are used in the front of the mouth because they mesh well with the color and look of the teeth. This allows the person to smile with more confidence and we love being able to make that happen with the right colored filling.
Composite fillings are made from a type of resin-based oligomer. Silicon dioxide, A-glycidyl methacrylate, semi-crystalline polyceram and urethane dimethacrylate. All of these ingredients come together to create a binding agent that is able to provide a hold on the tooth in the mouth regardless of chewing, talking, saliva, eating or drinking and anything else you do with your mouth. This mixture looks and acts just like the natural tooth.
Call Us for More Information About Fillings
If you are in need of a filling, or even a cleaning, give our office a call today. We are more than happy to set up a time to have you come in and get the work that needs to be done. You should be able to smile with more confidence and ease and now you can when you come into our office and see our dentist. What are you waiting for? Call us today!
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