In esthetic area, gaps are not very pleasing to a lot of patients. Closing the gap with composite resin can be very effective, convenient and less time-consuming as long as the gap is not bigger than 2.5 millimeters. With wider gaps, this method can cause disproportional shape that makes teeth look fat, wide and less-esthetic pleasing. Additionally, over-contoured resin may lead to localized gum inflammation as a result of plaque accumulation.
Closing Gap with Tooth-colored Materials:
Tooth-colored materials (Composite resin and Glass-ionomer cement) are developed for esthetic purposes. Glass-ionomer cement also comprises of fluoride releasing ability that prevents the remineraliztion of adjacent tooth structure. Tooth-colored restorative materials were originally indicated in esthetic area, however, newer materials have been improved in terms of function and strength that results in wider indications including loading area in molars.
However, teeth that have been restored with dental fillings should be taken care of as well as normal teeth to prevent caries from occurring underneath the fillings. Fluoridated toothpaste and flossing can be very beneficial in order to maintain good oral hygiene and result in longer life span for dental restorations.
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Duration of treatment will take around 30 minutes to one hour.
The Ivory Dental Clinic determines to provide prompt services so every patient gets the fast response and efficient treatment.