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When a dentist is given a task to restore a tooth back to full health, he has options to choose from, depending on the interest of the patient. There are two main Dental Fillings to choose from:
It is important for a dentist to give options to the patient. The dentist can then factor out the other materials he feels will not suit the patient. Nowadays the trend has changed from amalgam over to composite resin, according to the American Dental Association over 42.% of the total population uses Composite resin.
For over two decades Dr. Rasch has perfected his art in restoring teeth, mixing patience with his perfectionism. He takes every precaution to avoid error.
Composite fillings popularity lies in its aesthetic benefit that it looks like a natural tooth. As good as it looks it can also withstand high intensity forces when you eat. Though these kinds of material will last many years, it is always a good idea to have a checkup every 6 months. Since the majority of the population now are very particular about looks, the composite filling has become a fan favorite since the early 2000’s.
Before the patient arrives, they make sure to rigorously practice infection control for themselves, the dental chair, and the hand instruments used. In addition, they make sure teeth are clean before treatment. Oral Prophylaxis is recommended to patients before treatment to ensure the best outcome.
Filling a tooth with composite material is only one part of the process. Prior to that is the Cavity preparation. This is the removal of decay in the tooth. Explained below is the process: