Gum Graft Composites Fillings … are they right for you?

Gum Graft Composites Fillings … are they right for you?

A composite filling is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore cavities, cracked or broken teeth. Composites are used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the color of the teeth and or reshaping disfigured teeth, but did you know they can also be used as Gum Graft Composite fillings?

Gum Grafting can be painful with an intense recovery period and many times the procedure over a short period of time fades and the results are negligible. However, Gum Graft Composites are an excellent cosmetic choice, they seal any cavities from the Gum recession area,  have zero recovery time and offer a long life span (8 – 10 years with proper oral health habits.)

How is a composite placed?

The dentist places the composite in layers, typically using a light specialized to harden each layer. When the process is finished, the dentist will shape the composite to fit the tooth and recessed gum area then finish with polishing the composite to prevent staining and early wear.

What is the cost?

Composites are generally half the price of crowns or veneers depending on the surface covered, they are non-invasive, inexpensive, and most dental insurance plans cover the cost of the composite up to the price of a silver filling, with the patient paying the difference.

Advantages of composites?

Aesthetics are the main advantage of composites, since dentists can blend shades to create a color nearly identical to that the gum and 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 composites are effective for small to medium cavities. The dentist can also put a clear plastic coating over the composite to prevent the color from changing if a patient is particularly concerned about tooth color. They are non-toxic to the body.

If you are wondering if Gum Graft Composite Fillings are right for you contact our International Patient Coordinator for more information at clinic@davincisdentalcare.com or call us at 305 280 2272

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