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Using composite resin as tooth cavity treatment

Tooth Cavity Treatment in Berkeley CA Area

If you are seeking cavity treatment, reach out to our team at Transcendentist. We welcome you to speak to Drs. Praj Kamat and Ruhi Sangha to discuss the benefits of utilizing composite resin for fillings. When a tooth has a cavity, it requires treatment as soon as possible to keep the area of decay from becoming more extensive, deeper, and more damaging to the natural tooth structure. Our Berkeley, California, area team often suggests using composite resin as a filling material.

What are the advantages of using composite resin fillings for areas of tooth decay?

While there are several materials that are commonly used for the treatment of cavities, one that stands apart from the rest is that of composite resin. Composite resin is best described as a tooth-colored material often used to fill in areas of decay. Unlike traditional amalgam fillings, composite resin is aesthetically pleasing and blends seamlessly with the natural tooth structure, giving patients a more natural-looking smile. This material can also be used to address a wide range of imperfections that can affect the teeth, with our team applying the resin to prepared teeth, shaping it in place, and curing it with a light before polishing it to create a natural shine. Composite fillings can be used to address gaps between teeth, unusually shaped teeth, or even chipped teeth.

But beyond its cosmetic benefits, composite resin also offers several advantages when used as a filling material for areas of tooth decay. These include:

  • Better preservation of the natural tooth structure. Unlike amalgam fillings used by other dentists, which require the removal of healthy tooth structures to be placed, composite fillings can often be applied without the need for extensive preparation. This results in less damage to the natural tooth and helps maintain its strength and integrity.
  • Reduced risk of sensitivity. Amalgam fillings may sometimes cause sensitivity or discomfort due to their metal composition. On the other hand, composite resin is a non-metal material that minimizes the risk of sensitivity and discomfort for patients.
  • Stronger bond with the tooth. Composite resin bonds to the natural tooth structure more effectively than amalgam fillings, creating a stronger and longer-lasting restoration.
If you are facing upcoming tooth problems, we invite you to call
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Drs. Praj Kamat and Ruhi Sangha are here to educate you on the many options available for smile restoration.

Call (510) 800-7660 to request an appointment at our office and speak to our team about your solutions, readily available at 3030 Ashby Avenue, Suite #101.

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Dr. Praj Kamat
Dr. Praj Kamat
Dr. Ruhi Sangha
Dr. Ruhi Sangha

Meet The Transcendentist Dentists

Dr. Praj Kamat considers it a privilege to be able to combine dentistry with being environmentally responsible. She was trained at the prestigious Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco and uses her skills and experience to provide top-quality dentistry to the communities in Berkeley, CA.

Dr. Ruhi Sangha believes that dentistry should be performed by caring and compassionate people. A graduate of the University of Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, she considers technology and innovation an integral part of a dental practice and strives to use the most modern techniques at the Transcendentist for the benefit of patients.

They are assisted by a team of top dental professionals including John Cuesta, Registered Dental Assistant; and Mariela Rios, Dental Assistant.