For a child, the most commonly used material in cosmetic dentistry composite resin. Composite resin is blendable and is easily matched to your child’s tooth color. In fact, you may have one or more composite resin fillings in your own mouth right now! Composites can often be placed in thinner layers than metal, preserving more of the natural tooth.
Composites contain a mix of liquid resin embedded with finely ground glass particles. After being molded against conditioned tooth structure, blue light applied directly to the composite leads to a firm set within seconds. Shaped and polished, a high shine reflecting the beauty of natural enamel results in an invisible restoration: strong, smooth, conservative.