- General Care
- Restore Teeth
- Replace Teeth
- Protect Teeth
- Straighten Teeth
- Save Teeth
- Remove Teeth
- Enhance Your Appearance
- Contact Us
South West Rocks Family Dental has been proudly serving the South West Rocks and Kempsey Shire for over 30 years.
Composite rehabilitation is a more affordable option to rehabilitate your mouth. It uses composite, a tooth-colored composite resin to repair and enhance the appearance of damaged or discolored teeth. This versatile and cost-effective solution offers patients a quick and efficient path to a restored, natural-looking smile, making it an ideal choice for those seeking both aesthetic and functional improvements with minimal downtime.
Composite rehabilitation is a conservative and minimally invasive way of restoring all teeth and is an alternative to longer lasting yet more expensive treatments such as traditional dental procedures such as crowns or bridges.
This approach at restoring multiple teeth can be completed free hand (designed on the spot by your dentist), or with technology we have at South West Rocks Dental it can be digitally designed and transferred to your mouth with a stent (clear rubber framework).
Composite rehabilitation is commonly used to treat dental problems such as erosion, wear, cavities, chips, cracks, discoloration, and gaps between teeth. The use of composite resin material allows for a precise and natural-looking restoration that blends seamlessly with the surrounding teeth.
Composite rehabilitation is typically completed in a single visit, making it a convenient option for many patients. It is also a conservative treatment approach that preserves the natural tooth structure and eliminates the need for more extensive procedures.
While it has its advantages, the major concern with composite resin rehabilitation is the longevity of the restorations. For many, this is use as a medium term provisional, for a few years, and transition to porcelain (stronger more long lasting) restorations on strategic teeth as finances permit
PROS AND CON
Pros of Composite Rehabilitation:
Aesthetically pleasing: Composite resin material used in composite rehabilitation can be matched to the color of the surrounding teeth, resulting in a natural-looking restoration.
Minimally invasive: Composite rehabilitation is a minimally invasive treatment option that preserves the natural tooth structure and eliminates the need for more extensive procedures.
Convenience: Composite rehabilitation can often be completed in a single visit, making it a convenient option for patients with busy schedules.
Versatility: Composite rehabilitation can be used to treat a variety of dental problems, including cavities, chips, cracks, and discoloration.
Cost-effective: Composite rehabilitation is often a more cost-effective treatment option than traditional dental procedures such as crowns or bridges.
Cons of Composite Rehabilitation:
Durability: Composite resin material used in composite rehabilitation may not be as durable as other materials used in traditional dental procedures, and may need to be replaced more frequently.
Staining: Composite resin material used in composite rehabilitation may be more prone to staining than other dental materials.
Sensitivity: Some patients may experience tooth sensitivity following composite rehabilitation.
Limitations: Composite rehabilitation may not be appropriate for all types of dental problems, and some cases may require more extensive dental procedures.
At South West Rocks Dental, we feel every situation is unique and what’s right for you may not be right for the next person. If you think a more affordable option to restore your function is right for you, make an appointment and come discuss your situation with our supportive dentists.
Frequently Asked Questions
Composite rehabilitation is a restorative approach that uses tooth-colored composite resin material to restore many if not all teeth back to ideal function and appearance.
Composite rehabilitation can be used to treat a variety of dental problems, including tooth wear, erosion, cavities, chips, cracks, discoloration, and gaps between teeth.
The longevity of composite rehabilitation depends on several factors, including the extent of the damage or decay and the patient’s oral hygiene habits. While this is not the most long lasting option, with proper care, composite restorations can last many years before needing to be replaced. Many chose to replace it slowly in porcelain which is very long lasting.
Composite rehabilitation is typically performed under local anesthesia to minimise pain and discomfort. Patients may experience some temporary sensitivity or discomfort after the procedure.
Yes, composite rehabilitation can be used to replace old metal fillings with tooth-colored composite resin material that blends in with the surrounding teeth.
The length of composite rehabilitation treatment depends on the extent of the damage or decay and the number of teeth that need to be treated. In many cases, composite rehabilitation can be completed in a single visit after initial planning is complete.
Composite rehabilitation is a minimally invasive treatment option that preserves the natural tooth structure and eliminates the need for more extensive procedures such as crowns or bridges. It is also a more cost-effective option in many cases however it does not last as long.