At edgebrook Dental Associates we use a white filling material marketed as "TPH". This is the top of the line restorative material that is available. It has achieved the highest longevity and success in all clinical trials and research done on similar materials so far. The resin material used is a plastic with small “filler” particles of glass-like material—the finest and most up to date materials available today. These restorations will serve you well for several years; however, you should be aware of the following.
As with natural teeth, avoid chewing excessively hard foods on the restored teeth (hard candy, ice, raw carrots, bones, etc.) because extreme force can cause the resin material to be broken from the tooth - just as it can in a natural tooth. In the event that a breakage occurs, replacement of a restoration is not difficult.
Visit us at regular six-month examination periods. Often problems that are developing around the restorations can be detected at an early stage and repaired easily. Waiting a longer time may require redoing the entire restoration.
To provide optimum longevity for your restorations and to prevent future dental decay and supporting tissue breakdown, please brush and floss after eating and before bedtime. We do recommend you swish vigorously with mouthwash for at least 30 seconds daily.
Please call us if you notice any change in your tooth-colored restorations, or if you have any questions at all about them.