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Glass Ionomer

Another white restoration we use is a type of glass ionomer filling material. The beneficial characteristic of this material is that it sticks to the tooth surface well and also releases fluoride. In deep restorations a glass ionomer filling may be placed, underneath composite restorations to protect the pulp (nerve tissues) and minimise the possibility of future problems, such as root canal treatments.

Recall and Review

You may experience mild sensitivity in the immediate postoperative period, in the vast number of cases this is temporary. Composite restorations usually last several years before needing to be repaired or replaced. Cigarette smoking, tea, coffee and other pigmented substances may discolour composite restorations. It is therefore important to employ a strict oral hygiene regime including professional hygiene intervention. Regular recall and review is required to ensure the status of your composite restorations.