Restoration of anatomy and tooth function after carious and non-carious lesions of solid tooth tissues
The filling made of photopolymerizable material can hardly surprise anyone, and the primary request “to make the filling that will not fall out”, is not relevant anymore. Although, the materials are constantly getting better and the evaluation criteria are becoming more and more rigid.
Patients often hear the following phrase from their dentists:“this is the best photopolymerizeable material”, but very rarely they adduce arguments regarding what exactly is the difference between this particular type of photopolymer and the other, what are its advantages, and why is it more expensive? Because you can insert the filling for half the price at the dental center across the road...
The patient's expectations when filling the tooth with a photopolymerizable material (photopolymer) are simple and understandable:
- It has to hold for a long time
- It has be of the same color as the rest of the teeth
- It should not change color with the course of time
The main indicators of quality of photopolymerizable materials used for the treatment of carious (and non-carious lesions of teeth) which affect the long-term results.
- Non shrinkage of material (prevents splitting of a tooth's walls)
- The stiffness-elasticity ratio that is as close as possible to the ratio of tooth tissues (dentin and enamel have different characteristics and the material has to conform to them).
- Low thermal conductivity (the lower tissues of deep cavities should be protected from temperature irritants in order to prevent the occurrence of nerve inflammation).
- A wide range of colors, a variety of transparency degrees, the “chameleon effect” of photopolymerizable material and its polishing capacity provide great restoration aesthetics.
- Prevention of caries development under the filling as well as the increased tooth sensitivity (achieved due to the use of special adhesive systems called “photopolymer glue” of the last generation.
A combination of all these factors guarantees the excellent long-term results.
Specialists at iStomatolog work with Japanese (Tokuyama) and American (Parkell) materials. Thanks to the implementation of recent developments, these materials have a unique composition (nano-particles of silicone dioxide ceramics, as well as benzalkonium chloride compounds, HEMA, and calium binoxalate) which provides the means for restoration of an anatomically correct form, color, and transparency of a tooth. Moreover, it helps to avoid the increased tooth sensitivity and recurrence of caries at the spot where the tooth was restored by photopolymers.
Stages of treatment of carious and non-carious teeth defects:
What is the price for the treatment of caries and non-carious lesions?
You can find out about the full cost of treatment which should be applied in your specific case, as well as about the possibility of using the alternative methods (ozone or laser treatment and much more) directly from us during a consultation at the iStomatolog center.