composite

Composites

Composites – or aesthetic or white fillings – are made of resin, a synthetic material that hardens after the application of an LED light. Technological advances in the world of dentistry have progressed in such a way that, today, it is possible to reconstruct anterior teeth and fill molars without anyone noticing the difference with a full tooth.

Clinical cases

What are they?

Thanks to the materials and new techniques available today, fillings and reconstructions can be carried out reliably (aesthetically and functionally) and are invaluable to the eye.
Obviously, the teeth with the highest aesthetic requirements are the front teeth, since they can be seen when smiling. Thanks to the latest generation of composites it is possible to reconstruct, mask or conceal a large part of the dental defects produced by caries, alterations in colour, fractures, teeth shorter than others, etc.

Step-by-step technique

The procedure consists of preparing the tooth enamel by means of an acid gel and the subsequent application of an adhesive. This powerful adhesive will support the restoration material, which will be placed in small layers that will be carefully shaped.
Once each layer has been applied, it is hardened by a powerful LED light. The different colours and shades of the material can be combined to give the tooth the desired appearance. Finally they are polished to smooth the surface and diamond pastes are used to give them a shine.

Information

Your indications are extensive. They can be used on any tooth to fill small cavities until teeth completely destroyed by caries are rebuilt. They can also be used to modify the shape and length of teeth as well as to close black spaces that may appear after gum treatment.