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Dentistry has evolved in many ways over recent decades. Not only have the tools, techniques and technology advanced for the better, but the materials of dentistry have also improved. One of the most beneficial materials in modern dentistry is composite resin. Composite resin has the unique ability to be used restoratively and cosmetically. In other words, if you damage a tooth, you don’t have to worry about how the repair will affect its appearance. Likewise, if you want to improve the look of a tooth with composite resin, you can also trust that the tooth won’t be compromised in structure and strength. This is a valued advantage of composite resin.

What is composite resin?

Composite resin is a ceramic and plastic compound that is applied in layers to a damaged or unsightly tooth. This material can be molded, shaped and shaded to match your existing tooth and surrounding teeth. Unlike amalgam fillings, a composite resin filling bonds to your tooth for ideal aesthetics and optimal durability.

What can composite resin be used for?

As previously mentioned, composite resin offers valued versatility. It can be used to restore a decayed, cracked or chipped tooth or to address stains, small gaps or other minor imperfections within your smile. In many cases, using composite resin is also referred to as dental bonding or cosmetic bonding. Composite resin is also the first tooth-colored filling material so it is highly preferred by today’s patient and can be used anywhere in the mouth.

How easy is the procedure?

Another highlighted benefit of receiving composite resin, whether to cover up a stubborn stain or repair a chipped tooth, is the ease and convenience of the procedure itself. A dentist can apply composite resin in just one brief office visit. There is typically not a need for sedation dentistry and the cost is also very affordable. When compared to getting a dental crown or porcelain veneers, composite bonding can be an easier sacrifice of time, money and comfort for most patients.

When is composite resin not an ideal choice?

Composite resin or dental bonding may not be the best solution if you have a tooth with significant damage. A composite filling or bonding may not restore enough strength and integrity to a tooth that is badly broken or severely decayed. In such cases, a dental crown may be a better choice.

If you are considering composite resin for cosmetic reasons, it may not make sense if you have more serious aesthetic concerns or flaws on multiple front teeth. For example, a large gap in between your front teeth or several missized or chipped teeth may be better corrected with a set of porcelain veneers. In addition, if you have crooked teeth or a misaligned bite, you may benefit from orthodontics rather than cosmetic bonding.

One more thing to consider with composite resin is that while this material is strong and aesthetically pleasing, any decay or infection in the tooth must be removed first. Composite resin is meant to rebuild, repair or restore, but it shouldn’t be used to cover up or hide any existing health issues within a tooth.

How should you care for composite resin?

Whether used as a filling or bonding, composite resin can generally be cared for like your real teeth. There is no special dental visits or extra cleaning products needed. However, you should be careful to avoid biting down on hard foods, ice or candy. Composite resin is not invincible and can crack or chip under excessive forces. If you suspect you have a teeth grinding problem, discuss this with your dentist. A custom night guard may be needed to protect your composite resin investment.

Is composite resin right for me?

If you are looking for an affordable fix for a minor cosmetic issues within your smile, composite resin may be a welcome solution. Composite resin is also excellent choice if you have a cavity and need a dental filling that doesn’t contain mercury and won’t stand out within your smile. To accurately determine your candidacy for dental bonding or a tooth-colored filling using composite bonding, please schedule your appointment at Group Health Dental. We have a team of talented dentists who use the most advanced and proven materials in modern dentistry. Learn more about how composite resin can benefit your smile health and appearance!

Posted on behalf of Group Health Dental

230 W 41st St, Second Floor
New York, NY 10036

Phone: (212) 398-9690


Monday - Friday - 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Our Patient Reviews

Group Health Dental

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 67 reviews

Karlee L.

VERY PLEASANT AND LOOKING FORWARD TO MY NEXT VISIT! This dental office was bright and warm from the moment I walked in. The young ladies there were friendly and very pleasant. They offered me a choice of beverage while explaining the online form enrollment process. My xray technician was very pleasant and went through a set of 18(!) x-rays using this new low-radiation equipment. It was a very painless process that went very quickly considering what it would normally take using the old way of taking individual bite-wings. Dr. Vazquez was also very pleasant as she patiently explained her observations of my x-rays.Afterward I sat down for my cleaning with Marcielle (spelling ?) - who was another round of pleasant service as she cleaned and polished my teeth. NO PAIN AT ALL! :) This office has a happy bright orange color theme which immediately adds to the very comforting and cheerful ambiance all around. All I can say is I highly recommend the staff here - they are so ready to deliver service with a smile!

Anita P.

When I stepped foot into the door at this dental office I was terrified because of my previous experiences in other dental offices. I had no choice but to come and get my teeth fixed so I made an appointment. I was warmly welcomed at the front desk and when I told the front desk how terrified I was of being there it was amazing how nice and supportive the ladies were. When I went in for x-rays the technician was amazing as she spoke to me and made me smile. The hygienist was amazing as she had to work hard to clean my teeth and she made me feel so comfortable and I had literally no fear what s ever. My fear was gone. As I saw the dentist I was amazed at her knowledge and he comfort and patience as she worked on me and advised me as to what I needed. I love this place and my fear of dentists is actually gone to the point that I already made two appointments for the rest of the work to be done. Thank you so much for making me feel so comfortable and part of your family as I was surrounded with people who actually cared about me and my feelings and who made me feel better. Thank you soooooooo much.

Olivia L.

Wow just started about 2 weeks ago and I must tell you that my experience was pleasant. I know how could this be possible. They were professional and attentive. The wait time is so short I could not believe it. They are knowledgeable and really work with you and your situation. Not looking to make that buck like so many others I have been to. I felt comfortable which has never been the case. The place is clean and covers a lot of dental work under one roof. I must say it is the best place I have been in years. They get my vote and I will be returning to continue my needed work !!

Dalit A.

I had an appointment with Dr. Concencion and got feedback on why I was there, which was for my concern about a tooth that had trauma to it years ago. I got a full exam that included full mouth x-rays and a cleaning. The receptionists, x-ray technician, dental hygienist, and dentist were all very friendly and pleasant to be around. It was really the most welcoming and comforting experience I've ever had at a dentist's office. I found it a little strange that I have to schedule a consultation with the endodontist to discuss my tooth that I am concerned about, but then again I don't know much about these things and actually do trust that they were being genuine about the medical advice I was given (which is usually not my feeling as a new patient at a dentist's office).


I first went to Group Health Dental at the beginning of 2015 for a root canal. My original dentist wanted to only do certain procedures because he didn't feel it was worth it financially since I have union coverage. He actually told me this to my face. He left me in tremendous pain and I even had to demand antibiotics. I was referred to Group Health by someone else but they were not able to help me because I was too swollen and they did not have an oral surgeon. I went elsewhere to have the tooth extracted since the infection was too severe for the tooth to be saved. Months later, I still needed work since I since never went back to the original dentist. I decided to take a chance with Group Health Dental and I am so glad I did. I walked in the door terrified from my experiences elsewhere but EVERYONE, from the young ladies at reception, the dental hygenist, exray technician, root canal specialist, dentist, his assistant and even the young ladies taking your payment made it an amazing experience for me. Pleasant, caring, gentle and professional people in a clean and pleasing atmosphere. I purposefully waited until all the work was done and waited an additional week to make sure the new work wasn't bothering me to write this review. If I could give them ten stars, I would. Group Health Dental rocks!!! :-) :-) :-)

Romairy L.

I was one of those people that dreaded going to the dentist, but after I started going to Group Health Dental in Midtown, I met Dr. Benito and everything changed. Now I am one of those people who actually looks forward to her dentist appointments. He and his assistant have rake in the street which causes both of them to always be in a great mood and they always are happy to see you. He always makes me laugh, and I mean always. Dr. Bonito and Esmira ( his assistant) are wonderful. they always make sure you're completely satisfied with their work, they're very attentive and always make time to see you when you have an emergency or need to speak with them. Now going to the dentist is one of those things that I post about on Facebook because I always come back with a new story or a new joke to tell after my visit to Dr. Benito and Esmira. If you want to have a dentist that feels more like visiting a friend than getting work done, you need to try Dr. Benito. #mydentistisbetterthanyours!!!

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