What is a Composite?
A composite is a tooth-colored material meant for varying situations depending on the location and condition of the tooth—a composite looks as natural as possible. Aesthetic, high-quality composite restorations are technically more demanding to place, and the cost is reflective.
Because of the advancing technology of composites, they can be placed almost anywhere in the mouth. Composites are bonded to the tooth instead of “sitting” in the tooth. Patients with a crack in a tooth experiencing sensitivity have found their symptoms may disappear when a composite is applied. This approach can also be a more conservative solution than a crown, eliminating much of the natural tooth structure.
All restorations are susceptible to decay. We depend on your help with your oral hygiene habits to ensure longevity. A composite may not be the best choice for a restoration due to the tooth’s health or the location of the tooth in need of restoration.
Benefits of a composite:
- Strengthen a weakened tooth
- Aesthetically pleasing
A composite can be an excellent option for many situations requiring a restoration. It is practically invisible for cosmetic uses, is strong and can strengthen already weakened teeth, and help eliminate symptoms of discomfort. As a partner in your dental health, we will present you with all your restorative options and assist you with the best choice for your health goals.
As a partner in your dental health in St. Joseph, we will present you with all your restorative options and assist you with the best choice for you and your health goals. Contact us today (816) 233-0142 to discuss your health care concerns.