If you’re embarrassed about your smile because of decay or dark fillings in your teeth, you may be a good candidate for composite resins. A tooth-colored plastic mixture, composite resins can restore teeth to an attractive, healthy state. Composite resins have several advantages over traditional silver, or amalgam, fillings.
What are Composite Resin Fillings?
Composite resins are not made of metal, so Dr. Mace and his team at James G. Mace DDS in Washington, Missouri can blend and mix shades to find the perfect color to match your natural teeth. This means only you and Dr. Mace will know you have fillings. Another positive is that the tooth/composite bond actually supports the remaining tooth structure, deterring breakage and insulating against temperature changes. Amalgam fillings require undercuts in the tooth structure, causing weaknesses and predisposing the tooth to fracture over time. Composite resins allow Dr. Mace and his team to keep more of your natural tooth structure intact than amalgams. Dr. Mace believes in conservative dentistry; the more natural tooth structure you keep, the better teeth you will likely have in the future.
Dr. Mace’s Orbiter® Eye Shield System
Now, fillings are quicker and more accurate at James G. Mace DDS. Dr. Mace is the proud inventor, designer, and developer of The Orbiter®, a device designed to make the safe use of curing light eye protection more efficient. The Orbiter® is an auto-positioning eye filter designed to protect your assistant’s, hygienist’s, or dentist’s eyes during the procedure. This leads to quicker, more accurate fillings. Since the invention, Dr. Mace has made this state-of-the-art technology available to dental offices across the globe. Click to learn more about Dr. Mace’s Orbiter®. (https://www.ergocept.com/)
Composite resin fillings have limitations if they become too large or if the underlying tooth structure is fractured. In certain situations, Dr. Mace may recommend another type of restoration that is longer lasting and provides more protection than a filling.
To find out the best solution for you, call Dr. Mace and his team at (636)-266-4330 in Washington, Missouri, today!