Provide Dental Patients With New Possibilities
During the last 40 years, the use of dental composites has grown incredibly. Today, dentists can choose from a variety of dental composite materials to produce the best smile for their patients. Dr.s Kramer and Kuhn use composites to fill cavities, to fix broken teeth, or to reshape an unsightly smile.
Composites are very easy on the teeth, as they do not require us to grind them down.
Usually we can place a composite without the use of an anesthetic. Following preparation, Dr. Kramer or Dr. Kuhn places the composite in layers, using a light specialized to harden each layer. When the process is finished, the doctor will shape the composite to fit the tooth. Then they polish the composite to prevent staining and early wear.
One of the principle advantages of composites is esthetics, since dentists can blend shades to create a color nearly identical to that of the actual tooth. Composites bond to the tooth to support the remaining tooth structure, which helps to prevent breakage and insulate the tooth from excessive temperature changes.
Additionally, Dr.s Kramer and Kuhn can place composites faster than porcelain veneers or crowns because there is no need for a dental laboratory. This not only eliminates an extra appointment, it also greatly decreases the cost of the procedure.