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Composite Fillings - more than just a filling...
Published on 09 November 2016 by Dr Funmi Sijuwade, updated on 02 May 2017
Everyone wants a nice smile. So much more now that aesthetic dental treatment is in reach of regular people like you and I than just Hollywood stars! Everyone deserves a nice smile and more importantly good healthy oral hygiene.
A good improvement to your smile doesn’t always have to be expensive or extensive. Simple tooth bleaching with composite build up which is minimally invasive can transform your smile. Composite as a filling material has come a long way and the quality of the material and technique has improved so much over the years. For this reason, rebuilding a broken tooth to look natural and aesthetically pleasant without the need to crown the tooth or place veneers is achievable using just composite.
It is important to state that with composite, regular polishing and maintenance is key to prolonging the aesthetic outcome and this should be factored in.
Above is an example of a case where the patient had a gap between her upper front teeth. A meticulous placement of composite filling closed the gap without having to cut her teeth for veneer placement. In this case, the patient did not want to have bleaching done because she was happy with the shade of her teeth.
The patient was very happy with the results and has embraced the maintenance requirements fully! She is aware that future repair or replacement may be required but she is happy that she didn’t have to irreversibly cut her tooth to place a crown or veneer to achieve her desired result.
Smile design and blog by Dr Funmi Sijuwade (BDS, Lagos)
Dr Funmi Sijuwade is one of the Dental surgeons at One Stop Doctors with special interest in aesthetic dentistry especially with the use of composite filling to achieve aesthetic outcomes. She is currently rounding up her masters’ degree programme in restorative and aesthetic dentistry. Book in for a visit today!