Aesthetic Dental Fillings
Aesthetic fillings are placed in the prepared cavities layer by layer and each layer is hardened with a special light. When this process is finished, aesthetic fillings are shaped and corrected according to the tooth.
How are aesthetic fillings made?
Aesthetic fillings are placed in the prepared cavities layer by layer and each layer is hardened with a special light. When this process is finished, aesthetic fillings are shaped and corrected according to the tooth. All these processes take longer than amalgam fillings. But it is at least twice as expensive as amalgam. The duration of aesthetic fillings in the mouth is 7-10 years, which is close to the life of amalgam. However, in very large fillings, the situation is in favor of amalgam.
Advantages and disadvantages:
The biggest advantage of these fillings is that they are aesthetic. In addition, since these fillings are well bonded to the teeth, they support the dental tissues, prevent breakage and heat transfer. Composites can be used not only to restore caries, but also for cosmetic effects by changing the color and shape of teeth. The most important disadvantage is post-process sensitivities. The colors of the fillings can also change slightly with coloring foods such as coffee and tea.
Warnings to patients after aesthetic restorations
Polishing can now be done in the same session on composites. However, in very large restorations or serial restorations made for multiple teeth, it will be much better to call the patient for a check-up once again and make the necessary corrections, if any, both in terms of aesthetics and function.
With these materials, very large losses in the anterior teeth can be restored, so it should be explained that patients’ being careful about biting will prolong the life of these restorations. What should be paid more attention to the teeth that have been removed is to recommend toothbrushes that are not too hard to the patient and to enable them to make corrections in brushing methods. These recommendations are also valid for wide facial restorations.