10
May

Dental Bonding Vs. Crowns: What’s the Difference?

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Many people will experience a chipped tooth, or teeth, in their lifetime. Chipped teeth can be caused by many different kinds of accidents, but usually result from some sort of force to the tooth, such as from a fall or biting into something hard. Fortunately, chipped teeth are relatively easy to fix, and there are many restorative options, including fillings, veneers, bonding, and crowns. In this article, we’ll look at the difference between dental bonding and dental crowns, two procedures that repair the appearance and function of damaged teeth. If you have a chipped or otherwise damaged tooth, it’s important that you see your dentist as soon as possible as they will be able to recommend the best procedure for you. Bonding Dental bonding refers to attaching dental material to your damaged tooth using adhesives and a high intensity light. There are two types of dental bonding: Direct composite bonding:…

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10
Apr

Veneer vs. Componeer: What’s the Difference?

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A beautiful white smile is a great boost for your self-confidence and can dramatically improve your appearance. If you have stained, chipped, or unevenly spaced teeth, veneers or componeers are both effective, non-intrusive ways of improving the look of your smile and increasing your self-esteem! As dental technology increases, so do your options for a smile makeover. Veneers are the more traditional option, but Componeers are a newer option that can save you time and money. Here are the differences between the two so that you can decide which option is best suited for you: Veneers Veneers are very commonly used to correct minor misalignments, or spaces, and to correct any discolouration, resulting in a brilliant white smile. Usually made of porcelain, veneers are custom-fitted and placed over your front teeth to create a natural effect. Veneers are the most traditional, effective, and long-lasting smile enhancement. Pros: Less intrusive than…

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26
Dec

How To Transition To A Soft Diet After Dental Implants

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After receiving dental implants, you’ll need to watch what you eat. Transitioning to a soft diet may seem like a hard thing to do but it’s what’s best for your mouth. For the first 10 to 14 days after your dental implants are put in, you’ll need to be careful about your food intake. Immediately following your implantation surgery, especially if you have been placed under sedation, you should replenish any fluids that have been lost. Drink cool liquids and avoid using a straw. The sucking motion can lead to more bleeding. Stay away from anything carbonated and food and drinks that are extremely hot. However, that doesn’t mean you have to stick with water for two weeks. Foods To Eat: Dairy products are great when you’re adhering to a soft food diet. They’re full of calcium and protein, so you’ll be less hungry when you incorporate soft cheese into…

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