Exploring Dental Tool Improvements

Hi, it's Mia Armonde here to talk to you about family dentistry. As my small family grew into a large one, I found myself at the dental office on a regular basis. Every six months, the kids would go into the dentist for a cleaning or repairs to their teeth. During that time, I took an interest in the various ways the dental tools were evolving. Tools used in the dental industry have grown in leaps and bounds in the last few decades. For example, my kids went from hearing the dental drill to wearing headphones that completely canceled out the sound. Each time we go back into the dentist, I take a close look at the improvements that have arisen since the last visit. The results are astounding. I will cover my findings on this site, so you can also enjoy the improvements to dental tools and techniques.

Is Dental Bonding The Right Choice For You?

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You are judged on a lot of things when it comes to your appearance. One of those things includes your teeth. If you have damaged or discolored teeth, people will judge you for it. You may feel bad about yourself or very self-conscious because of your bad teeth. There are several things that you can do to help correct the appearance of your teeth. One of those things is dental bonding. 

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding happens when a dentist applies a dental composite material to your teeth. The composite is dyed the same color as your teeth or a more natural color if you are covering up discoloration. The way that they are placed on your tooth is that the dentist will put the material on your tooth and then start building and sculpting the material until it looks like a tooth. When the process is done, you are left with a thin covering of the composite on your tooth. It will cover the discoloration and/or damage, but not enough to add a lot of bulk to your tooth. It may take you a couple of days to get used to the composite being there, but it should feel fairly normal after that. 

Advantages of Dental Bonding

There are several advantages to having the dental bonding process done. One is that it is a relatively easy process to have done. Your dentist does all the work in-house. directly on your teeth. They don't have to send anything out to be worked on. You may have to have more than one appointment to have the bonding done, depending on how many teeth you are having bonded and the severity of the damage or discoloration, but in most cases the dentist should be able to do it in one appointment. 

Another advantage is that this is a relatively inexpensive procedure, and is usually the least expensive of similar cosmetic dental procedures. Your dental insurance may be more likely to cover dental bonding versus other choices. If your insurance doesn't cover it, you may be able to work out a payment plan with your dentist. 

Disadvantages of Dental Bonding

One disadvantage is that the composite material can become stained over the years. You will have to be careful to help prevent that from happening. That can include doing things like not smoking and avoiding drinks like tea or coffee. 

If you aren't happy with the way your teeth look or you need to fix some damage, one thing you can do is talk to your dentist about dental bonding. For more information, consider contacting a professional like those at Richard M Holmes DMD PA.


22 January 2016