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Dental bonding is a quick and highly effective way to repair small imperfections on teeth. During the bonding process, composite resin is applied to repair chipped, decayed, discolored, or fractured teeth. Bonding can be completed in a single visit, and does not cause any pain or discomfort. In addition to cosmetic benefits, dental bonding can also be used to fill cavities. Once the resin has been applied to the teeth, the results are permanent. Learn more about dental bonding to determine if the procedure may be right for you.
When Is Dental Bonding Used?
Bonding is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to improve the appearance of your smile. The composite resin used in dental bonding can be easily shaped and polished to match your surrounding teeth for a flawless finish. In addition to fixing chipped or discolored teeth, bonding can also close spaces between teeth, make teeth appear longer, or change the shape of your teeth. The most common reasons people turn to dental bonding includes:
· To fill a small gap between two teeth
· To change the shape of a tooth
· To repair decayed teeth by filling in the cavities
· To eliminate discoloration
· To make a tooth appear longer
· To protect the root of a tooth that has receding gums
Are You a Good Candidate for Dental Bonding?
To determine if you're a good candidate for dental bonding, you must be examined by a dentist. Once the tooth in question has been analyzed, your dentist can determine the best course of action for treatment. Dental bonding is not suitable in all situations. For example, bonding cannot usually be applied to teeth that undergo a great amount of pressure, typically from chewing or biting. It is also not a good solution for covering big areas of teeth or for major damage. If you only have small imperfections, dental bonding is an excellent choice.
How Does Dental Bonding Work?
Dental bonding is a simple, straight-forward procedure that can be completed within one visit to your dentist. Local anesthesia is not typically needed, unless a cavity is being filled. After your dentist examines the tooth, they will decide on a resin color to match the bonding material as closely as possible to your natural teeth. The tooth must then be prepared for bonding by roughening up the surface. Tooth-colored resin is then applied to the area where the dentist will mold and smooth the surface until it resembles your other teeth. A special light is used to harden the resin material.
How to Care for Bonded Teeth
Caring for your bonded teeth is virtually the same as caring for your natural teeth. It's essential to maintain good oral hygiene, including daily brushing and flossing. It's also important to visit your dentist at least twice a year for a checkup and dental cleaning. During each checkup, ask your dentist to check on your bonded teeth. In some instances, small fixes may need to be made to keep your bonded teeth looking their best.
You have a perfectly healthy set of teeth, because you don't feel any discomfort or see anything wrong or unusual with your teeth, right? Wrong! Well, when it comes to teeth, then the saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" doesn't really proves a good idea. Most people really can't tell if there is something wrong with their teeth, unless they visit a dentist or problem aggravates.
Have a look at these interesting dental facts:
Gum disease or periodontal disease is the main reason of tooth loss all across the globe. This is basically a condition in which you lose the bone that surrounds your teeth, so that even healthy teeth may come out.
A huge number of people who get diagnosed with cavities didn't even know in first place that they have had a cavity.
A large number of patients who grind or clench their teeth, experience issues like cracked teeth, chipped or worn-out teeth.
These things can be really confusing and that is likely why at some point many people find themselves meeting a dental emergency. Some emergencies are due to accidents. But, most of the dental emergencies are caused due to negligence. So here are a few simple ways on how to avoid dental emergency.
Here at Edmonton Emergency Dental Clinic, our mission is to provide the highest quality of dental services and care. We treat each patient as a welcomed guest and provide prompt emergency dental services. Even though a lot of advancements have taken place in modern dentistry, there are still many dental myths that are very popular. Today, we are here to debunk some of the really popular dental myths and present you with the truth about some common dental misconceptions.
You have no idea that when you experience a dental emergency, however, if you do, you should be relieved to know that emergency dental care is available at Edmonton Emergency Dental Clinic, 24x7. Whether your kid knocks a few teeth while playing on the ground or whether you chip your front teeth while playing football, getting the emergency dental treatment you need is convenient and accessible.
However, meanwhile you should take first aid treatment in effort to prevent loss of blood or stop condition from worsening. Here we are listing a few first aid treatments for dental emergencies.
Knocked out tooth:
1. Try to find the lost tooth. If you find no success in locating the knocked out tooth. Don't forget to check in the mouth where the tooth should have been to ensure it is not caught in the soft tissue.
2. If the tooth is dirty, rinse it properly with water. Do not remove any tissue fragments or any attached tissue. Put the tooth in a cup of milk or saliva. If it is not feasible, put the tooth in a cup of water.
3. Time is crucial factor in case of saving the tooth. So, visit the dentist ASAP.
Broken or chipped tooth:
1. Properly clean the affected area with warm water
2. Don't let the tooth come in contact with cold liquid or even air
3. In case of swelling, place a cold compresses on the area of the injured tooth.
4. Visit the dentist immediately
Bitten tongue or lip:
1. Use a clean cloth to apply the direct pressure to the bleeding spot
2. If you see any swelling, apply a cold compress
3. If bleeding continues, then visit the emergency dentist as soon as possible.
Orthodontic issues (problems with retainers and braces):
1. If a projected wire is creating irritation, envelope the end using a cotton ball, a piece of gauze or beeswax until you visit the dentist.
2. If a loose wire gets caught in the check, do not try to remove it. Visit the dentist instantly.
3. If a piece of an appliance breaks off, or becomes loose, keep the piece and appliance in a clean jar and take the patient to the dentist.
1. Clean the mouth with warm salt water in order to remove any food that may be stuck in between the teeth. Use dental floss to clean out the food that may be lodged in between the teeth or cavity.
2. Visit Edmonton Emergency Dental Clinic as soon as possible.
You can easily reach us in case of an emergency by calling on 587 410 5766.
Babies are a bundle of joy in every home. They bring laughter, fun and enjoyment to every household with their cute innocent activities. But, what happens when they start crying due to tooth pain or a cavity? This may surprise you, but cavities and bad breath are really popular in toddlers. And as they are still very young to take of their oral health on their own, it is up to you as a parent to do the essential remedies to assist them fight cavities and stinky breaths.
If we particularly talk about bad breath in toddlers then it can be caused due to various different factors. It may be due to buildup of cavity and tartar, poor oral hygiene, throat infection or dehydration. Use of pacifiers and thumb sucking can also add in toddler's bad breath. To fight this and more oral problems, it is important that you take care of their proper dental health and use tips to prevent foul-smelling breath and cavities in your bundle of joy.
Dental care of a little one begins with the appearance of the first tooth. Cleaning teeth as well as gums with water, two times in a day especially after feeding is recommended.
If your bundle of joy is 2 years old or above then you should teach him or her the correct method of brushing. However, until the age of 6, kids find it hard to brush their teeth properly, so supervising them is essential. Use toothbrush with soft bristles with pea-sized children's toothpaste because too much fluoride is harmful.
Always tell your kid to rinse teeth after drinking artificial fruit juice and soda drinks and after eating chocolate and candy, because the sugar content is sweetened products increases the process of decay and causes cavities.
Take proper care of your kid's diet. You should give them diet containing vegetables and fruits. Also, maintain the optimum amount of water intake.
If your child is active in sports, make sure he wears a mouth-guard; this will help in avoiding sports related injuries.
Restrict the sugar intake of your child to decrease the chances of tooth decay. Do not leave a feeding bottle filled with juice or milk stuck in their mouth when they are sleeping. As already said, the sugar present in these drinks will aid in teeth decay.
Regular dental checkups are also important. A lot of people think that visiting a dentist is not necessary when their children are young. This might sound surprising, but children often start getting cavities even before they are 4 years old. According to AAPD (American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry) almost 40-50% of kids are diagnosed with dental decay before the age of 2. Thus, it is recommended that every child sees a dentist by their 1st birthday.
Prioritize dental health of your kid by asking your pediatric dentist about preventive measures and treatments for cavities.
For more details about your kid's sound dental care, feel free to contact Edmonton Emergency Dentist.
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Dr. Alexander Yeh and Dr. Iyad Al-Qishawi are registered general dentists. They graduated in the same class at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Dentistry.
Edmonton Emergency Dental Services:
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Phone: 587 410 5766
Address: Suite #110 4445 Calgary Trail Southbound NW, Edmonton, AB T6H5R7