Caries is often the cause of many upsetting conditions and loss of comfort while eating your favorite foods. It results from a combination of aggressive bacteria and poor oral hygiene. Many people also do not know that it is contagious! How to deal with it? The answer is restorative dentistry, which we pay great attention to in our clinic.
"You Too Can Smile, Boldly Show Your Teeth, Simply Be More Confident."
Smile correction with composite resin materials
At Niewada Clinic we are often asked: please make me veneers, I want nice, straight, white teeth. From experience, however, we know that after a brief conversation some of our patients give up on this idea. Some of them are concerned about enamel preparation, while others cannot afford the complex orthodontic or prosthetic treatment that in many cases is necessary before veneers are placed because they simply don’t have enough time. It is these people that we offer resin material smile correction (often called “bonding”). Without removing healthy enamel and dentin, enabling easy repair or correction.
What is bonding?
Bonding is a procedure in which we lengthen, lighten, or correct the shape of teeth using perfectly colored resin materials (so-called white fillings) without removing healthy enamel. This method of smile correction has many advantages: it is fast, effective, easy to repair even after many years, and economical. If you are concerned about the effect of our treatment, we can prepare the design of your new smile for you. You will see how your teeth will look after treatment. We can prepare a Digital Smile Design (DSD) for you, which is a computer tooth design superimposed on your photos. We will prepare a wax-up, which is a wax design of teeth on the model, and a mock-up. Mock-up is a temporary, completely reversible method of restoring teeth, which will allow you to see if the new shape of your teeth suits you, check how you feel with your new smile, and have the opportunity to show your new smile to your loved ones.
1. baseline situation:
old amalgam filling
2. Micro-invasive removal of amalgam fillings
Caries diagnosed under the filling
Caries on the contact surface with the adjacent tooth
5. removal of caries
6. new composite filling
Treating tooth decay with restorations – called “fillings” – is the most commonly performed procedure in dental offices around the world. This doesn’t mean that treating a “hole” in a tooth doesn’t require accuracy, precision and experience, quite the opposite. A filling is designed to replicate the shape, color and most importantly the function of the tooth as closely as possible. At Niewada Clinic we make restorations using the state-of-the-art, most advanced composite materials (so called white fillings) and bonding systems (called dental glue). Our doctors cooperate with the leading manufacturers of dental materials, so that we can minimize the risk of leakage and renewed caries. Thanks to our extensive experience, composite resins are selected to fit the particular case, and this makes our “fillings” virtually invisible.
Are the fillings durable?
Composite resin restorations are durable, they can last for many years and this is the case for our “fillings”. However, we suggest to each of our patients the follow-up visits at least once a year. This gives us the opportunity to inspect and possibly repair the fillings, so that they can last for years. All procedures are painless, we anesthetize our patients with the help of THE WAND computer anesthesia system. For anesthesia we use articaine, which is the safest agent for local anesthesia in dentistry.
Biological treatment, Biological dentistry
At NIEWADA CLINIC our principle is the respect for the human body. We pay special attention to the protection of tissues of teeth, gums, chewing system, but also the rest of the body. Our treatment is minimally invasive. Natural enamel and dentin are precious for us. The same is true for tooth pulp. Pulp is the tissue inside every healthy tooth. It consists of nerves, blood and lymph vessels, and connective tissue. It nourishes the tooth from the inside. If the pulp (sometimes called the “tooth nerve”) dies, the tooth must be given a root canal treatment. Such a tooth still functions, but the enamel and dentin are no longer nourished from the inside and the tooth is less resistant.
Treatment in Tune with Nature
In our clinic, we have introduced BIODENTINE, a bioactive dentin substitute, to treat deep caries and pulpitis. It is a material that has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It is biocompatible, which means it does not harm pulp cells. Thanks to BIODENTINE we are able to cure very deep cavities and pulpitis without root canal treatment. It is effective even in cases until recently referred to as IRREVERSIBLE PULPITIS.
At NIEWADA CLINIC this name is no longer valid. In one short visit we fill the tooth with bioactive material and leave the rest to nature, and it really works. After about a month, we just replace the top layer of BIODENTINE with a composite resin material (“white filling”) and that’s it. This is an amazing method of saving teeth badly damaged by decay without root canal treatment, in an effective and biological way.
X-ray of Biodentine
1. How Long Do Composite Resin Fillings Last? How Durable Is Dental Restorative Treatment?
Composite resin restorations can last for more than ten years. The prerequisite is careful treatment, good oral hygiene of the patient and regular dental check-ups.
3. Do Discolored Composite Fillings Always Have to Be Replaced?
No, if the patient presents early enough, we can repair and correct the composite filling. Whether your fillings have become discolored or not, at NIEWADA CLINIC we suggest that you re-polish your teeth once a year. It will refresh the surface and reduce the risk of deposits and discoloration.
2. Will Composite Resin Fillings Bleach During the Tooth Whitening?
No, and that is why at NIEWADA CLINIC, before making/replacing fillings in the front teeth, we suggest our patients a whitening treatment. If over time your teeth become a little darker, a short whitening procedure is all it takes to enjoy a fresh, bright smile again.