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What Wears Down Dental Bonding?
Posted on 8/23/2018 by Front Desk
Dental bonding is a malleable material that is applied on the surface of the teeth to repair their damage and improve the appearance. The material used to make the bonding (composite resin) is quite resilient, which makes the procedure very effective. However, the bonding tends to wear down over time due to a number of reasons, which are listed below. Normal Wear and TearJust like teeth, dental bonding is susceptible to normal wear and tear. Therefore, over time, the bonding material will wear down, until it needs to be replaced. The wear and tear will be affected by a number of things, for example, your oral hygiene habits (the better they are, the longer the bonding will last), and the area where the bonding is applied (wear and tear will be faster if the bonding is near the edge of the teeth). Effects of Acidic Foods and DrinksAnother reason for the wearing down of dental bonding is the effect of acids contained in foods and drinks. Just like with the enamel, these acids corrode the composite resin material (which is not even as strong as the enamel), thus causing it to wear down over prolonged exposure. Therefore, if you like to indulge in acidic foods and drinks, your bonding will wear down much faster. Chewing of Hard and Crunchy FoodsAs mentioned above, the composite resin material that is used to make dental bonding is not as strong as the enamel of the teeth. Therefore, it is more vulnerable to damage when it is exposed to excessive pressure. Indulging in hard foods and crunchy foods, for example, beef jerky, pretzels, and candy, is likely to lead in the wearing down of the dental bonding. The bonding can also wear down if you are used to chewing your food too hard. Want to Extend the Lifespan of Your Bonding? Call UsWhile the wearing down of dental bonding is bound to occur over time, you can control how soon it does. Get in touch with us today and learn how you can extend the life of your dental bonding....

Swelling and Dentures - What You Need to Know
Posted on 8/13/2018 by Front Desk
Dentures are designed to replace your missing teeth, allowing you to continue enjoying normal oral functions. Unfortunately, dentures can also come with a number of drawbacks, the most common one being the irritation and swelling of the gums. This can lead to discomfort and pain, which can make it hard to do normal things such as biting, chewing, and talking. The Initial Insertion of Dentures Can Lead to SwellingOne of the reasons why your gums can swell is if you are getting dentures for the first time. This situation applies for immediate dentures, where you get fitted with new dentures immediately after your teeth are extracted. Since the gum tissues will not have healed, the pressure applied by the dentures can cause them to become sensitive and inflamed. Fortunately, this is not a permanent problem, and it will disappear when your gums start healing and become used to the dentures. Movement of the Dentures in the Mouth Can Also Cause SwellingIll-fitting dentures is another major cause of swelling in the oral tissue. When your dentures are loose, they are likely to move around, which exerts pressure on soft and sensitive parts of your gums. This causes discomfort and irritation, which soon turns into inflammation and pain. Poor Eating Habits Can Leave You With Swollen GumsWhile dentures look like natural teeth, they are prosthetic in nature. On top of that, they are fitted on top of oral tissues that are sensitive. As a result, any form of excessive pressure on the dentures can cause the gums to be irritated and swollen, which is what happens when you engage in poor eating habits such as eating tough foods, and hard biting and chewing. How to Prevent Swelling of Your Gums?The following tips can help to prevent the swelling of your gums, saving you from uncomfortable and painful moments. Contact Us for AdviceSwelling of the gums when you are wearing dentures can be painful and uncomfortable. Luckily, we are always available to help you when you run into such complications. If you are experiencing swelling and want to get dentures, contact us right away for the best course of action....

Is There Any Special Trick to Protecting Dental Bonding?
Posted on 7/20/2018 by Front Desk
Dental bonding is a great way to fix discolored, chipped or cracked teeth It can restore the smile that a person wants. It can fix many problems, but it cannot fix the reasons the problems occurred in the first place. That is why it's important to learn how to protect dental bonding. Learning some things can make this procedure last longer and can help a person retain the smile they want. Regular Dental CareOne of the good things about dental bonding, is that they do not require any special care. Just like your real teeth, it is important to brush and floss daily. Regular checkups and professional cleaning are a good thing to do for your teeth and to protect dental bonding. It is also possible to use whitening products to prevent any discoloration and to keep that bright smile. Preventing Dental ProblemsWhile the basics of care of dental bonding is the same as regular teeth, there are some things to do that can prevent problems that occur at times. Because dental bonding is often used to fix broken or chipped teeth or to cover up gaps it is not always as strong as real healthy teeth. With that in mind, here are some things to be aware of. Bonded teeth will not last forever. The amount of time they do last depends on many things, including the care that you give them. It is possible to touch up bonded teeth at times. Our professionals can help with whitening and fixing any damage that happens. If you have problems with bonded teeth or have any questions, contact our office and speak to one of our dental professionals....

All Posts:

What Wears Down Dental Bonding?
Swelling and Dentures - What You Need to Know
Is There Any Special Trick to Protecting Dental Bonding?
Do Your Dentures Suffer When You Grind Your Teeth?
What Can Cause Denture Sores?
Ways of Keeping Veneers as Long as Possible
Foods That Can Hurt Your Mouth Following Dental Implant Placement
Danger of Trying to Wear Dry Dentures
Why Partial Dentures Need Support to Stay In Place
How Long Does it Take to Adjust to New Dentures?
How Partial Dentures Are Held In Place
Do You Need an Overdenture?
Top 3 Reasons to Consider Dental Bonding
Things to Avoid Eating After Dental Implant Surgery
Can You Get Benefits from Dentures and Implants At the Same Time?
Can Denture Cements Hurt Your Gums?
What Things Can Stain Your Dental Bonding?
What Makes Gold Ideal For Dental Crowns?
Who Should Not Get Dental Implants?
Who is Most at Risk for a Dental Allergy?
What Happens to Your Gums When You Take Your Dentures Out?
What Can't You Eat with Dentures?
Signs of an Oral Appliance Allergy to Be Watchful Of
Knowing When Your Dentures Need to be Realigned
Adjusting After a Dental Crown Placement
Why Wisdom Teeth Don't Need Replacing but Other Teeth Do
Dentures Can Wreak Havok on Your Gums If You Aren't Careful
Dental Implants Can Keep You Looking and Feeling Young
Helping Elderly People Care for Their Aging Teeth
Dental Crowns Can Come Loose - How to Protect Your Teeth
When Your Prosthodontist Will Need to Trim Down Your Tooth
What Makes Custom Dentures Different?
When Crowns Should be Used Instead of Fillings
Signs of a Denture Allergy
How a Crown Gets Placed After a Root Canal
Caring for Dental Bonding to Help Them Last
What You Should Expect During a Bridge Consult
Do You Need a Night Mouth Guard?
How to Keep Your Gums Healthy When You Wear Dentures
How to Care for Dental Bonding
Common Symptoms of Ill-Fitting Dentures
Bruxism and Dentures - Be On the Lookout
Proper Denture Care is Imperative for Good Oral Health
Getting Your Dentures to Stay in Place
What to Expect during Your First 30 Days with Dentures

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