Get Info From Our Glendale Dentist About How Composite Resin Works

Written by Dr. McKay on May 18, 2021

Our Glendale dentists always prioritize treatments that are effective, convenient, and versatile for our patients. In today’s article, we’ll be talking about on restorative/aesthetic material that is commonly utilized in our office—composite resin.

Composite Resin: What Is It?  

Composite resin is an increasingly popular material used in cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures. Made of a mix of ceramic and plastic compounds, resin is a completely metal-free alternative to traditional amalgam fillings. Composite resin is used to:

  • Fix damaged enamel
  • Cover and resurface unsightly teeth
  • Close gaps in your smile
  • Lengthen short or blunt teeth
  • Make your teeth appear aligned

Benefits of Dental Resin

As we have mentioned, composite resin is only becoming more popular as time goes on, and there are some really good reasons for that! Composite resin…

  • Looks like real enamel
  • Can be shaded to match any natural tooth color
  • Stands up to wear and tear
  • Doesn’t require additional cleaning or maintenance steps
  • Won’t expand and contract in response to temperature

Bonding Treatment Process

Patients love dental bonding with composite resin because it is fast, effective, affordable, and comfortable. The entire bonding process can be completed in just one dental appointment. We simply prep your tooth, apply the resin, shape and smooth the resin, and then cure it so it hardens. You’ll walk out of the office with a restored tooth!

If you think that you could benefit from dental treatment with composite resin, please don’t hesitate to call our Glendale cosmetic dentists to learn more or to schedule a personal consultation!