Buenos Aires Restorative Dentistry
Restorative dentistry is the branch of dentistry responsible for the reconstruction of teeth that have been affected by cavities, traumatism, abrasions, etc. The restorations used can be plastic (they are prepared in the mouth), or rigid (they are prepared in the lab). The most used materials for plastic restorations are compound resins (composites of the same color as teeth) and amalgam. On the other hand, pure porcelain fillings are used for rigid restorations.
Amalgam vs. Composites
There is no material “better” than the other, but there is one more appropriate for a specific case. Despite there being no doubt that compound resins have nicer aesthetics than amalgams (the former have the same color as teeth, while the latter have a metallic color), amalgams have greater durability than composites, which must be changed more frequently because of filtrations. This means that composites require longer treatments, with higher costs, and a loss of dental tissue. Notwithstanding how good the professional is, there is always a minimum amount of loss when changing the restoration. Experienced Argentina dentist Dr. Pelcman evaluates each patient individually, taking into consideration their needs and desires, to determine which treatment is best for them.
Drs. Samuel and Martin Pelcman understand the importance of a healthy smile, and offer a range of restorative dentistry treatments to help patients feel confident about their oral health. Contact our Buenos Aires office to learn how you may benefit from restorative dentistry today.