Composite Resin Fillings
Improve the appearance and strength of teeth
Composite Resin Fillings, also known as tooth-colored fillings, provide strength and resistance to fracture in small- to mid-size fillings. This type of fillings needs to withstand moderate pressure due to chewing.
Composite helps the filling look more natural and is used on either front or back teeth.
The white filling is safe for human use and consumption, it contains monomers (urethane dimethacrylate) and minerals (glass, quartz, silica, pyrogen). This is a type of plastic that dentists use to fill tooth cavities. It is cured (hardened) with blue light.
Composite Resin Fillings Cost in Mexico
On average, the price of a resin composite filling is defined by the size of the tooth cavity (decay). This type of filling is slightly more expensive than traditional amalgam. However, they offer a natural appearance, are not toxic in long term, and improve the strength of the tooth.
Composite Resin Fillings Cost Comparison
According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 92% of adults will develop a cavity at some point in their lives. Fillings are generally an inexpensive and very effective method of restoration. Treatment Cost ranges from about $75 -200 USD per tooth depending on the size and type of material you choose.
- US & Canada
Investing in caries repair can help you avoid more complex and expensive treatments. When not treated in time, they can lead to Root Canal, Extraction, or other restorations.
Why get your Dental Treatment at CDS
D.D.S. M.S. A.E.G.D. Irma Gavaldon is graduated from two of the top Dental Schools in North America: UNAM (Mexico’s most recognized college), and the University of Michigan, where she received her A.E.G.D. (Advanced Education in General Dentistry) in a two-year program, plus her Master’s Degree in Restorative Dentistry.
Could filled teeth get cavities again?
Fillings are a very effective solution to stop and counteract the affectation of tooth decay. However, they do not guarantee that the tooth will be exempt from cavities in the future. It is the same with root canals, even though the nerve is dead, the treatment does not guarantee that the tooth is safe from a new attack of bacteria.
Dental caries is the most widespread chronic disease in the world. Prevent cavities from damaging your teeth again, following these recommendations:
- Adequate oral hygiene
- Use of fluoride toothpaste
- Reduce the consumption of free sugars (added to foods and beverages by the manufacturer)
- Regular preventive dental check-ups
Composite Resin Fillings Treatment Alternatives
After the removal of the Amalgam Filling, you would benefit from placing a Dental Crown for the protection and functionality of the tooth. Not to mention to give you a better aesthetic look.
If you are looking for a more Cosmetic approach to a brighter smile, Veneers are a good alternative to Crowns. Veneers require less prep work and preserve more of your tooth structure. Malocclusion issues and/or Bruxism may not be candidates for Veneers.
Perhaps when removing the Amalgam Filling we have compromised the pulp chamber of the tooth. In this case, you would need a Root Canal, followed by a post and core build-up and a Crown for the protection of the tooth.