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Composite Restorations

Transforming Your Smile

Transforming Your Smile with Tooth-Coloured Composite Restorations at New Road Dental, Bromsgrove.

At New Road Dental, we’re dedicated to restoring your smile’s natural beauty and function with cutting-edge techniques like tooth-coloured composite restorations.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to how we plan and place these invisible fillings, ensuring a seamless and comfortable experience:

1. Consultation and Diagnosis:

Friendly Chat

We begin with a friendly chat to understand your concerns and goals for your smile. We'll listen attentively to any pain, sensitivity, or cosmetic issues you're experiencing.

Thorough Examination

Our dentists will conduct a comprehensive oral examination, including X-rays, to diagnose cavities, cracks, or chips that might require restoration.

2. Treatment Planning:

Digital Smile Design (Optional)

Using advanced imaging software, we can create a digital preview of your smile with the restorations in place. This helps visualise the final outcome and ensure it aligns with your aesthetic desires.

Material Selection

We'll discuss the various composite materials available, considering factors like the location and size of the restoration, your bite force, and budget.

3. Preparing for the Procedure:

Numbing Up

We'll gently numb the area around the tooth to ensure your comfort throughout the process. Anaesthesia is usually a simple injection, similar to what you might experience during a routine cleaning.

Isolating the Tooth

We may use a dental dam, a thin sheet of rubber, to isolate the tooth being treated and keep the working area clean and dry or use other methods of isolating the area being treated.

4. Placing the Restoration:

Removing Decay (if present)

Using a drill or special instruments, we'll carefully remove any decayed tooth material, ensuring a clean and healthy foundation for the restoration.

Bonding the Composite

We'll apply a special bonding agent to the prepared tooth surface. Think of it like creating a strong adhesive bond between the tooth and the composite material.

Sculpting the Restoration

The composite resin is applied in layers and meticulously sculpted to perfectly match the natural shape and shade of your tooth. It's like molding clay to create a seamless restoration.

Curing and Polishing

Once sculpted, the composite is hardened using a special light. Finally, the restoration is polished to a smooth, natural-looking finish.

5. Post-Treatment Care:

Caring for your Restoration

We'll provide you with personalized post-treatment care instructions, including tips on brushing, flossing, and avoiding foods that might stain or damage the restoration.

Follow-up Appointments

We recommend scheduling regular checkups to monitor the restoration and ensure your oral health remains optimal.

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Remember

  • This is a general overview, and the specific steps might vary depending on the complexity of your case.
 
  • Our experienced dentists will guide you through every step, ensuring you feel informed and comfortable throughout the process.
 
  • At New Road Dental, we believe in providing gentle, personalized care and using the latest advancements in dentistry to give you a healthy, confident smile.

 

Feel free to contact us at New Road Dental, Bromsgrove, to schedule a consultation and discuss how tooth-coloured composite restorations can enhance your smile.

Analogies for better understanding:

  • Removing decay: Imagine carefully scooping out a rotten spot from an apple before filling it with healthy fruit.
 
  • Bonding the composite: Think of it like using superglue to securely attach a new piece to a broken ceramic mug.
 
  • Sculpting the restoration: Picture molding clay to create a missing piece of a puzzle, making it fit seamlessly.

Ready to take the first step towards your dream smile?

We hope this explanation gives you a clear understanding of how tooth-colored composite restorations are planned and placed at New Road Dental. Remember, a confident smile is just a few steps away!

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