A composite resin is a plastic, tooth colored filling material that is used to fill teeth after removal of decay. The filling is placed in the tooth and cured(hardened) with the help of an LED curing light. It is then finished and polished until smooth and the bite is right. These fillings can be used on both front as well as back teeth. They are also referred to as bondings when they are used to correct spaces between teeth or as a facing for discolored and chipped teeth.
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to front teeth. This cosmetic procedure requires minimal removal of natural tooth structure and helps to improve the appearance of natural teeth.
Indications for veneers
- Poor shape, color and contour of natural teeth.
- Fractured teeth
- Gaps between front teeth
- Compromised tooth positioned
- Staining of teeth that does not respond to teeth whitening
This is not a reversible treatment because some enamel has to be removed to accommodate a veneer of adequate thickness.