Bonding is an alternative to veneers and can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored or out of line. The tooth is prepared for the procedure by lightly etching the surface and applying a bonding liquid. Once the liquid sets, a plastic resin is applied and sculpted into the desired shape by the dentist. Once set, the resin is trimmed, smoothed and polished to a natural appearance. The bonding procedure can often be completed in a single office visit, and can improve the appearance of a tooth significantly.
Stacey has been in Dental care for 27 years, serving in all aspects of the dental office. After working as a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) for 9 years, she completed the University of Alabama Dental Hygiene Program in 2001 at the top of her class;afterwords she worked cleaning teeth for 6 year. Her insight and concern for people, and enthusiasm for oral health, make her a passionate advocate. She is someone that will help you overcome whatever stands between you and the care you need.
Adults over 35 lose more teeth to gum diseases (periodontal disease) than from cavities. Three out of four adults are affected at some time in their life. The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease is by good tooth brushing and flossing techniques, performed daily. Periodontal disease and decay are both caused by bacterial plaque. Plaque is a colorless film, which sticks to your teeth at the gumline. Plaque constantly forms on your teeth. By thorough daily brushing and flossing you can remove these germs and help prevent periodontal disease.
Transitioning to a denture, many times can represent great loss.You may feel regret or shame for having lost your original teeth. Difficulty eating favorite foods, sometimes gagging or a psychological rejection of the denture is common. Often times, there is a loss of social confidence due to the difficulty that is encountered with eating and speaking. It is not uncommon for dentures to shift at a key moment, making it something you can't always count on.
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