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Cosmetic fillings

  1. 1. TOOTH BONDING / COMPOSITE FILLINGS / COSMETIC DENTAL BONDING What are some of the uses of tooth bonding? Tooth bonding can be used for a variety of purposes ranging from dental procedures that just address cosmetic concerns, to those that replace lost tooth structure (such as that lost due to tooth decay or fracture), to those procedures that provide a combination of both of these functions. Here is a listing of some of the different ways a dentist might put dental bonding to use:
  2. 2. <ul><li>A) Cosmetic tooth bonding - Dental bonding can be used to create cosmetic enhancements for teeth. </li></ul><ul><li>Dentists can place a veneering of dental bonding over the front side of teeth that have become stained or discolored as a way of enhancing their cosmetic appearance. </li></ul><ul><li>B) Dental composite fillings - Tooth bonding can be used to create white fillings (composite fillings) for teeth. </li></ul><ul><li>Dental composite fillings for front teeth. Dental composite (the restorative that is used with tooth bonding technique) has been the material of choice for creating tooth-colored fillings for front teeth for many decades (since the 1960's). Because dental composite comes in a wide range of different shades of white, it will typically mimic the color of the tooth on which it is placed very closely. </li></ul><ul><li>Dental composite fillings can be appropriate for back teeth. dental composite can be an appropriate restorative for fillings placed in back teeth. Patients often like this option because the white color of composite fillings is much less noticeable than the silver coloration of dental amalgam fillings. </li></ul>
  3. 3. 3) Uses of cosmetic tooth bonding: Creating white fillings for front teeth. <ul><li>There are times when a front tooth simply needs a filling and in these cases there really is no alternative to the use of dental bonding. Dental composite fillings can mimic the appearance of tooth enamel. </li></ul><ul><li>For fillings for front teeth, where a natural appearance is of utmost importance, dental bonding is the restorative material of choice. This is because dental composite comes in a variety of shades of white thus making it possible for your dentist to choose a shade that will closely mimic the color of your tooth. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Advantages of composite fillings (white fillings) for teeth. <ul><li>A) The tooth-colored appearance of composite fillings is more cosmetically appealing than dental amalgam. </li></ul><ul><li>B) A completed composite filling (white filling) will often be smaller in size than a comparable dental amalgam filling. </li></ul><ul><li>C) Composite fillings (white fillings) can have a strengthening effect on teeth. </li></ul><ul><li>D) Composite fillings (white fillings) usually have less post treatment thermal sensitivity. </li></ul><ul><li>E) Composite fillings (white fillings) are ready to be used immediately after the dental appointment has been completed </li></ul><ul><li>F)IF the dental patient have any known metal allergies </li></ul>
  5. 5. Some disadvantages of composite fillings (white fillings) as compared to dental amalgam fillings. <ul><li>A) Composite fillings (white fillings) usually cost more than dental amalgam fillings. </li></ul><ul><li>B) The life span of composite fillings (white fillings) may be less than dental amalgam fillings. </li></ul><ul><li>C) It takes more time for a dentist to place composite fillings (white fillings). </li></ul><ul><li>D) A tooth must be adequately isolated when a composite filling is placed. </li></ul><ul><li>E) White fillings may stain and discolor over time. </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is the procedure a dentist follows when they place tooth bonding? <ul><li>The dentist will clean the tooth's surface. </li></ul><ul><li>The dentist will select the color of tooth bonding (dental composite) that will be used for the restoration </li></ul><ul><li>The dentist will isolate the tooth receiving the dental bonding </li></ul><ul><li>The dentist will acid etch the tooth's surface in preparation of placing the dental bonding. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>The dentist will apply &quot;bonding agent&quot; to the tooth's etched surface. </li></ul><ul><li>The dentist will initiate the set of the bonding agent using a curing light. </li></ul><ul><li>The dentist will add successive layers of tooth bonding (dental composite) until the restoration has taken its needed shape. </li></ul><ul><li>The dentist will complete the final polishing of the dental bonding. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Here at RATRA MULTISPECIALITY AND COSMETIC DENTAL CENTRE. we are dedicated to the concept that all people should have the right to retain their natural teeth for a lifetime. Preventive measures, high quality care, and cooperation combined with timely treatment make it possible for most people to retain their natural teeth with optimum comfort, function, and appearance. We are dedicated to this concept and with your cooperation, we will do everything we can to help you reach your goals for dental health. </li></ul><ul><li>Our plan is for you to achieve and keep a HEALTHY & BEAUTIFUL MOUTH. </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you ………….. </li></ul>Dear New Patient: