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What Does Bonding On Teeth Feel Like
It can be natural.: A well-done result will feel different since the shape of the teeth may have changed. However, the result can feel very natural, not too sharp and not too rough. It can feel very comfortable. A well-done case will also allow the gums to remain healthy without being reddened nor inflamed and bleeding. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
What is the average cost of dental bonding per tooth? I'd like bonding done on six teeth to correct some imperfections, and would like to know what a good average price would likely be before I go for consultations..
$300 to $600/tooth: Costs of dental bonding vary depending on your specific dental conditions, dentist's experience and geographic location The average cost of dental bonding ranges from $300 to $600 per tooth. However, many dental insurance plans cover most of the cost. Ask your dentist for more details. ...Read more
Similar to fillings.: The tooth is roughened a bit. The surface is then cleaned well and etched. An adhesive is then placed. Then after light curing the bonding material is applied and light cured. Following final filling and placement the restoration is shaped, the bite is adjusted as needed, then it is polished. ...Read more
Needs to be seen: It depends on which teeth, how many teeth, where and how much. It's also important to know why you want them "raised"? Is it due to wear, poor occlusion (bite), fracture, malformed teeth, etc? We really can't give you a good answer to your question without actually examining you. Consult with your own dentist who can give you a complete and thorough answer. ...Read more
How long does it take dental bonding to feel normal? I had dental bonding done on my front teeth, and it just like my teeth are too big or bulky now. Is this common, and if so, how long until it feels normal? .
Sorry, Never: If the dental bonding feels bulky, then it will always feel bulky and you never will be happy. This is one of the major reasons dental bonding is considered inferior to porcelain veneers. Call your dentist, you will be thrilled with porcelain veneers result, which will be a beautiful and radiant smile. ...Read more
Is dental bonding the only way to fix small gaps between teeth? I have a gap between two teeth that I would like to fix, and have read a lot about dental bonding. I'll probably go with that, but would just like to know if there are others methods that wou
Is there anything special I will need to do to maintain teeth that have been dentally bonded? I'd like to have dental bonding done to fix a few imperfections on some of my teeth, but would first like to know if there's anything special I will need to do t
Avoid: Avoid deeply colored foods, avoid habits such as pen, nail and ice chewing, and use a non-abrasive gel toothpaste. Otherwise live a normal life and enjoy your good looking teeth. ...Read more
Will people be able to tell that I've had tooth bonding done? I'd like to fix some small imperfections in my teeth with bonding, but am kind of worried for some reason that people will notice I've had it done. I don't think anyone but me notices the imper
Don't: Don't worry about it, just do it. Nobody is going to care. If its important to you, a good cosmetic dentist will make you very happy. ...Read more
When do I know that I should have my dental bonding replaced? I've had some bonding on my front teeth for about five years now. I know you can expect them to last for around seven years, and I think mine still look fine, but i'd like to know if there's an
The: The life expectancy of a bonding can vary depending on the application, the material and your personal home care. Although you are using seven years as a guideline, many bondings can last well beyond that time. If you feel as though they are still cosmetically pleasing and your dentist tells you that they are functionally intact, then they are fine and don't need replacement. ...Read more
Possibly: Studies have shown that teeth with fluorosis may have statistically significant reduced bond strengths. This may or may not be clinically significant depending upon the degree of fluorosis, the size of the area being bonded, whether a composite filling, an orthodontic bracket, or porcelain laminate is being bonded, and the design and attention to detail exercised by the dentist. ...Read more
Do molars grow or get longer to contact to each other after making teeth longer with resin bonding for upper front 10 and lower front 6 teeth?
Molars: Your teeth do not grow once they are formed and erupted. They can shift their position, super erupt or drift downward to fill a space but this is unpredictable. Talk to your dentist about your concerns about your posterior open bite. ...Read more
If 4 teeth got light polishing and one of them in the front got a bonding to fix chips can that lead to bite collapse. Clenching throughout, not much
The tern bite collapse has a specific meaning and given this information it would not lead to bite collapse.
Clenching however can be a result of a disturbed bite. Polishing would not disturb your bite any more than waxing your car would change the way the doors close.
A filling can change your bite especially if its high or hitting hard. Ask your dentist to check the bite on the new fillings. ...Read more
Is there a procedure to put more enamel on top of teeth to increase length and strength? If bonding, is polishing reequired first? Cant grow enamelbak
What is the bet way to fix gaps between teeth? Dental bonding? I have a rather large gap between my top two front teeth that I have never liked. What would be the best way to take care of this? .
Get an exam: It's best to seek the opinion of a cosmetic dentist and an orthodontic specialist to determine what is best in your situation. If you only have the space between your upper front two teeth and you are adding 1.5 mm of bonding to the width of each tooth - you want to be assured they won't look as wide as chicklets (unusually wide). ...Read more
Make teeth wider.: Closing gaps between front teeth can simply be done with bonding resin filling on teeth to make wider. It is dependent on the size of the space between the two teeth that you are closing. You do not want the teeth too wide. Looks bad. They will hold for many years but may stain over time. Other options are orthodontics, veneers or crowns. These can be more expensive but long lasting. ...Read more
Possibly: It would depend on the size space and bite, porcelain veneers may be the answer ...Read more
That's a lot: It's best to seek the opinion of a cosmetic dentist and an orthodontic specialist to determine what is best in your situation. If you only have the space between your upper front two teeth and you are adding 1.5 mm of bonding to the width of each tooth - you want to be assured they won't look as wide as chicklets (unusually wide). ...Read more
Wanted to know if I can get teeth bonding to fix the gap in my front two teeth then later if I decide 6 months?
Any time: Esthetic dentistry can be done at any time. Realize that closing gap makes teeth wider to fill the space. You might also want to consider tooth movement to close the space. Ask your dentist. ...Read more
My enamel is thin on my teeth, but my bite is too close together for caps. Can bonding help the main front teeth!?
Bondings: Veneers can all help. You would need to be evaluated by your dentist for the best treatment option for you. Depending on age and finances you might also want to consider orthodontics to correct the malocclusion issue first. Sometimes cutting steps leads to long term problems, additional expense and an unhappy patient. Expectations have to be realistic when the situation is less than ideal. ...Read more
How can braces push the teeth outside in spite of bonding it on the front of the teeth? And how long does it take to push outside?
Continuous Force: Orthodontic brackets and wires, together with elastics can move your teeth in a variety of directions based on how those forces are applied. Your orthodontist will customize your treatment to achieve the desired results Length of time varies based on how severe the malocclusion... talk to your orthodontist regarding your unique situation. ...Read more
I'm thinking of extending by bonding my 2 front adult teeth about 2-3 mm for better cosmetics. What are the drawbacks and pros of this?
In what direction?:
Gingivally, it's inexpensive and quick. Problem is they will stain and tend to pop off. Prepare on replacing them more often than you would like. Incisally it will not work. Your biting forces are stronger than the bonding.
Consider porcelain laminates which will not stain or flex and will last much longer. ...Read more
My bottom teeth are aligned but there is now a 2-3 ml space between 2 teeth at the top of the tooth root. Bonding? Nothing loose yet. Annoying.
Dentist: I would address the question to your local dentist ...Read more
How long will dental bonding last? I want to have some dental bonding done to correct some wide gaps in my teeth, and am wondering how long I can expect the bonding to last. Are there certain types that last longer than others? .
Closing gaps: If the gap is especially wide, or you have multiple cosmetic issues to correct, your dentist may recommend braces or other options. If the teeth in question are damaged, then cosmetic dental crowns or veneers may be recommended with or without braces. However, if you simply want to close a small gap, bonding might be a good option. ...Read more
Is it ok to bit into apples, corn on the cobb or hard grinders with veneers or bonding? Or should you cut them up and chew them with your back teeth?
You're much: Better off cutting up foods rather than biting into them. If something should chip or break, it's an expensive repair which could have been prevented. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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