Saint Louis Dentist Talks To Patients About The Properties of Composite Resin

Written by Dr. Grayem on May 18, 2021

High-quality restorative dental materials allow patients to repair and rebuild their smiles quickly and effectively. One of the most versatile and often-used dental material is composite resin. Our Saint Louis dentists have put together this short overview of resin—how it works and how it can help you!

Uses of Composite Resin

Composite resin is a dental material that is used in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. It is completely metal-free, and made from a mix of ceramic and plastic compounds. Resin is applied on top of your natural tooth structure in order to improve the appearance or function of your tooth. With dental resin you can:

  • Correct dental damage
  • Cover and resurface unsightly enamel
  • Close spaces between your teeth
  • Lengthen disproportionately short teeth
  • Achieve a straighter-looking smile

Benefits of Composite Resin

One of the reasons that dental resin is so popular in the world of dentistry is because it is so versatile. Additionally, patients and dentists love resin because it:

  • Closely mimics the appearance of natural enamel
  • Can be made in any shade
  • Are durable and strong
  • Requires minimal upkeep post-treatment
  • Does not expand and contract in response to temperature changes

Resin Application Process 

If we determine that dental bonding with resin is right for you, you’ll find that the treatment process is exceptionally quick and convenient. After our team has prepped your tooth, we’ll apply, smooth, and shape the resin to meet your needs. When everything looks good, we’ll cure the resin so that it hardens and bonds to your dental structure. That’s it! You’ll be ready to jump back into your regular routine.

If you want to learn more about composite resin, or any other restorative dental material, please don’t hesitate to contact our Saint Louis dentists. It’s time to reclaim a healthy, whole smile!