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The Difference between Dental Bonding and Fillings

Chipping a tooth can be a very unpleasant experience. It can be painful and leave the tooth misshapen or with a very sharp edge. Some people may feel self conscious about having a misshapen tooth and want to have it restored to its original shape. Dental bonding can help with this. What is Dental Bonding? Dental bonding is a process of restoring the natural shape of a tooth using a color matched composite resin that mimics the appearance of the tooth being fixed. Bonding is a very inexpensive way to restore the look of healthy teeth. This is especially true in cases of accidental damage and light decay. It is used to fix the appearance of chipped teeth as well as discolored teeth, but its benefits are not solely cosmetic. There are practical uses for dental bonding as well, including protecting the roots of teeth. Receding gums expose these roots, increasing their…

. Posted in Dental Bonding Category, Dental Fillings CategoryTagged , . Dec 29, 2016

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Using Dental Fillings to Repair Cracked Teeth

Dental fillings are one of the best ways to repair a cracked tooth, which could be the result of an accident, chewing hard objects or food, or grinding and clenching your teeth. Dental fillings will repair and strengthen the tooth, so you can get back to eating and drinking normally without any irritation causing you to wince in pain. Cracked Teeth A cracked tooth is usually just a hairline fracture that opens slightly when you close your mouth or bite down on something. These fractures can be so small that not even an x-ray will see them. When your mouth closes or you bite down on something, the pressure causes the crack to widen, and when the pressure is released, it narrows. Either the widening or narrowing can cause a split second sharp pain that causes you to reflexively wince. In some cases, pain may just come and go or…

. Posted in Sealants and Fillings CategoryTagged . Aug 23, 2016

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Choosing the Right Dental Fillings in Houston

Fillings are one of the most common forms of restorative dentistry in Houston. They replace decayed portions of teeth, making the teeth stronger and healthier. Dental fillings are primarily for two scenarios: repairing cavities and filling root canal sites. Cavities form when bacteria wears away the protective minerals that shield teeth from damage. The bacteria begins digging into the enamel of the tooth, burrowing right down to the dentin. Root canals require an entry point, usually at the top of the tooth, to remove damaged dental pulp inside the tooth. A filling seals up the entry point once the procedure is complete. Materials for Dental Fillings There are several possible filling materials when needing dental fillings. Each material has its own strengths and weaknesses and no one filling fits every situation for every person. Gold Fillings have been around for a long period of time given the body’s tolerance of gold…

. Posted in Dental Fillings CategoryTagged . Jul 27, 2016