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COSMETIC RESIN BONDING

This is one of a number of terms used to describe the use of a tooth coloured resin filling material to improve the appearance of teeth. It can be a very conservative and cost-effective way of improving the appearance of chipped, worn and discoloured teeth. Composite resin consists of three components: resin matrix (organic content), fillers (inorganic part) and coupling agents - but we won’t get into the material science here! The material was developed over 50 years ago, and has been widely available for well over three decades. It has evolved into a sophisticated material in it’s bonding processes and versatility.

A description I often give patients is we will ...

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Just a check up?

Did you know that a thorough dental examination shouldn’t be just about teeth and gums?

“What else would it be about? Dentists only know stuff about teeth and gums."

 

 


Lets have a look at what we examine:
•Tooth and gum health (of course).
•Tongue, cheeks, lips, floor of mouth, hard and soft palate, tonsils and back of mouth (Oropharynx)
•Jaw joints ...

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Cosmetic Dentist?

Cosmetic Dentist?

Some dentists like to call themselves cosmetic dentists. That’s fine as long as people realise that this is not a specialty, that it is merely a focus the dentist has, and they may have done courses that were dedicated to cosmetics. The reality is that cosmetics/aesthetics is an inherent part of everything we do as dentists. As in any field, some are better at it than others. Any dentist “worth their salt” will have made an effort throughout his or her career to keep up to date with concepts, techniques and materials available to get best cosmetic outcomes, and have good communication with their ...

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