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Cosmetic Dentistry and Dental Bonding

In cosmetic dentistry, dental bonding is also known as composite or tooth bonding. This is the process that fixes cosmetic and structural imperfections in the teeth. While dentists call them direct composite veneers, many simply refer to them generically as “dental bonding.”

Dental bonding is used to repair cracked, chipped, and discolored teeth including the replacement of silver fillings. It can also repair misaligned teeth, thereby giving the patient a straighter and more uniform smile.

This material can also be directly applied and sculpted to the surfaces of teeth that are prominently displayed during a smile. (This is termed as a minimally invasive smile makeover.)
Procedure

The first part is the material selection process. This is where the cosmetic dentist chooses the right tone of composite resin (white or natural-looking dental bonding materials) to match the patient’s own natural shade of teeth.

The start of the bonding process is when the dentist uses a rubber dam to isolate the tooth (or teeth). This is to prevent moisture interference on the tooth. Depending on the extent of the treatment, there might be a need for anesthetic injections.

Next, the dentist roughens the existing tooth for the resin to adhere properly. He will then apply a gentle phosphoric acid solution on the tooth’s surface (which does not hurt) and removes it after 15 seconds.

The resin is then carefully applied to the tooth, is shaped and smoothed to achieve the desired look.

The formed resin material is then hardened with the aid of a high intensity light. Once it is of correct hardness, the bonded tooth is then buffed and polished to match the appearance and shaped of the surrounding teeth.

Because a dental plan had already been prepared by the dentist after the initial visit, the direct composite bonding procedure usually is completed in one dental visit. Of course, this will still depend on the extent of the needed tooth repair.

Even if the treatment is two or more visits, the results can be quite pleasing.
Benefits

There are several benefits for patients in the tooth bonding process. It is quick, affordable, virtually painless, and the result can last long.

Dental bonding is a good alternative to the more extensive (and expensive) treatment with porcelain veneers, bridges and crowns.

The composite resin used in the cosmetic bonding process is very flexible. It expands and contracts with the natural tooth, thereby preventing cracks and tooth loss.
Costs

Cosmetic dentistry financing has always been a primary concern with many patients. For tooth bonding, the cost varies according to the number of teeth repaired. Sometimes, the cost varies depending on the areas where the dental procedure is preformed.

Insurance carriers usually cover tooth bonding, especially if it is done for structural reasons. Likewise, many cosmetic dentists have financing plans available for their patients.

Dental procedures like tooth bonding are affordable to patients of all financial backgrounds. The way that dental bonding work on your teeth (alignment, whitening, and overall improvement of appearance) is a good reason to pay for the cosmetic dentistry cost.

Call Your South Tampa Dentist, The Smile Fairy Dental Spa to schedule your cosmetic dental consultation for dental bonding. – 813.839.2273

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An Introduction to Dental Implant Procedures in South Tampa

Dental implant procedure involve placing a titanium implant into the jaw and attaching a ceramic crown once the jaw bone has fused to the implant, securing it in place.

The methods of achieving this are varied, according to the condition of the implant site. The fastest procedure is done in a single day and can be performed if a tooth is replaced in a healthy gum over good bone. The most complex dental implant procedures involve grafting or growing new bone and can take six months or more.

If a tooth is broken or is decayed and needs to be removed, as long as the surrounding gum is not damaged, the replacement may be installed on the same day as the damaged tooth is extracted. It will require a temporary crown which can be replaced with a permanent crown 3-6 months later, once the bone fusion has taken place. Care should be taken with these implants and the patient might be advised to avoid certain foods for the duration of the healing process.

An ‘ordinary’ implant takes place in stages. At the first treatment, the implant is installed into the jawbone and left to fuse for 3-6 months. After this time, a post, called an abutment, is placed in the implant. Casts are then taken of the teeth and a crown made to match the existing teeth which is cemented onto the abutment.

The most complicated dental implant procedure occurs if the bone structure is not strong enough to take an implant, or if there simply isn’t enough bone. It is more common not have enough bone in the upper jaw, below the sinuses. In these cases a bone graft may be required, or bone can be stimulated to grow. This adds considerable time to the dental implant procedure since the bone must be allowed to heal before making the implant.

If the bone structure is not suitable, another option is the subperiosteal dental implant procedure, where a custom fit plate is made to sit between the jawbone and the gum. Measurements may be taken by CAT scan or by exposing the jawbone and taking a cast.

A consultation with your South Tampa dentist will tell you which is the right dental implant procedure for you.

Call your South Tampa, dentist Dr. Marnie Bauer, for all of your dental needs –
813.839.2273.

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Tooth Restoration In Cosmetic Dentistry

Losing the freedom to smile the way you want to because of a missing or chipped tooth is not the best way to go through life. Fortunately, cosmetic dentists can rescue you from a lifetime of being self-conscious with your smile.

There are several ways to restore damaged or missing teeth. Some look natural and you can not tell the difference between the real tooth and fake tooth. New technology has made it so that there are several ways to fix, repair, mend and restore teeth, with each one tailor-fitted to the damage.

Crowns and Tooth Cracks

Dental crowns are the latest ways of fixing teeth cracks. Cracked teeth are usually caused by tooth decay, teeth grinding, and sometimes by accidents. The crowns are fitted right on top of each damaged tooth to cover the crack and hold the tooth together. Crowns can be used on almost any tooth. They are custom-designed and are seldom noticed.

Inlays and Tooth Decay

Inlays are very stable restorative treatments on delicate and decaying teeth. They are usually used to repair decayed front teeth which are very visible when people smile or simply talk. Inlays are bonded to the affected tooth (or teeth) to fill out the decayed areas and reduce any other structural damage in the tooth caused by the decay.

Bonding and Stained Teeth

Sometimes, stains on teeth do not respond well to teeth whitening treatments and brushing. The next alternative is bonding treatment that can brighten up the smile. Dental bonding is a natural tooth-colored composite used to fill over the damaged natural tooth to make it appear naturally smooth again.

Bonding is also used to fill teeth cracks, stains and hide chipped teeth. It is sculpted to fit the tooth perfectly while covering up the flaw. Direct bonding is regularly used as an alternative to more extensive “smile makeover” procedures like veneers and crowns.

Veneers and Uneven Teeth

As a rule, dental veneers are usually used in unevenly spaced teeth or those with large gaps between their teeth. They are made with porcelain or composite resin and designed to cover the whole tooth.

They help in covering up cracks, discolorations and fill out any big gaps between teeth. Veneers protect the surface of the damaged tooth and make dental surgery unnecessary. Presently, veneers are typically more costly than dental bonding but they can give you a complete smile makeover.

Dental Implants and Missing Teeth

A dental implant is a replacement for your lost natural tooth. This is directly inserted into the gum structure, and is sometimes used as a dental bridge support. Implants are selected and designed to look like your own natural teeth. They also have the extra benefit of reducing jawbone loss.

The technology and techniques used in cosmetic dentistry are still evolving, making the procedures less invasive, less painful, and less costly.

Call Your South Tampa Dentist, Dr. Bauer’s office today at 813.839.2273 to
schedule your consultation for tooth restoration.

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A Guide To Dental Health

People begin to learn about dental health from a very young age. In spite of such early awareness, many people fail to maintain good dental health through their adult life. Good dental health comprises brushing and flossing your teeth every day and regular visits to a dentist or dental hygienist. People supplement their dental care with the use of products like mouthwash or advanced mouth care systems. You should keep it in mind that the lack of adequate dental care practices will result in cavities and gum disease.

It is generally advised that you use a toothbrush with softer bristles to protect your gums. Some people prefer power brush systems that help break up plaque and bacteria in your mouth. It takes more than brushing to keep your teeth in good health. Some other steps need to be taken to ensure that people do not lose their teeth as they age.

You should understand your own oral health needs. Your oral health depends on your diet, the type and amount of saliva in your mouth, your overall health and your oral hygiene routine. Try to follow a daily routine in consultation with your dentist.

Fluoride strengthens developing teeth in kids and prevents decay in adults so toothpastes and mouthwashes containing fluoride should be used. You should brush at least twice a day, if possible three times or after every meal. You should also floss at least twice a day. Brushing and flossing will remove plaque, a complex mass of bacteria that constantly forms on your teeth.

Limit the consumption of snacks and follow a balanced diet plan. Tobacco in any form will enhance the risk of oral cancer and cause stains on your teeth. Visit your dentist regularly and get your mouth examined.

Call your South Tampa Cosmetic & General Dentist, Marnie Bauer DMD, to schedule your dental appointment. – 813.839.2273

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A Guide to Dental Health

People begin to learn about dental health from a very young age. In spite of early awareness, many people fail to maintain good dental health throughout their adult life. Good dental health comprises brushing and flossing your teeth every day and regular visits to a dentist or dental hygienist.

You can supplement your dental care with the use of products like mouthwash or advanced mouth care systems. Keep in mind that the lack of adequate dental care practices can result in cavities and gum disease.

You should use a toothbrush with softer bristles to protect your gums. Some people, however, prefer power brush systems that help break up plaque and bacteria in your mouth. It takes more than brushing to keep your teeth in good health. Other steps need to be taken to ensure that people do not lose their teeth as they age.

You should understand your own oral health needs. Your oral health depends on your diet, the type and amount of saliva in your mouth, your overall health and your oral hygiene routine. Try to follow a daily routine in consultation with your dentist.

Fluoride strengthens developing teeth in kids and prevents decay in adults so toothpaste and mouthwash containing fluoride should be used. You should brush at least twice a day, if possible three times or after every meal. You should also floss a minimum of twice a day. Brushing and flossing will remove plaque, a complex mass of bacteria that constantly forms on your teeth.

Limit the consumption of snacks and follow a balanced diet plan. Tobacco in any form will enhance the risk of oral cancer and cause stains on your teeth. Visit your dentist regularly and get your mouth examined.

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Dental implants are an artificial tooth root that a dentist places into the jaw to hold the replacement tooth or bridge. This is an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. Dental implants are actually more “tooth saving” than traditional bridge work, since implants do not relay on neighboring teeth for support.

This advanced cosmetic dentistry procedure provides a natural-look and natural-feel teeth. You may forget that you ever lost a tooth. Your confidence about your teeth affects how you feel about yourself both professionally and personally. You might hide your teeth because of spacing, missing tooth or your dentures don’t fit properly. Dental implants can last years by properly caring and maintaining them. The procedure can be done on one or more teeth without affecting bordering teeth. It supports a bridge and eliminates the need for removal partial dentures. It also provides support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable to you.

The ideal dental implants candidate  is someone who has good oral health and enough bone in their jaw that is needed to help support the implant. Those who have healthy gum tissues and are free from periodontal disease are the best candidate for dental implants. Dental implants are made up of titanium and metal fixtures that are placed within the jawbone with great precision. They provide a highly biocompatible surface, which enables bone to completely fill in and provide long-term stability.

This procedure is a team effort between you and your dentist. Your dentist will communicate with you regarding how your dental implants and where your implants should be placed. Dental implants are intimately connected with the gum tissues and underlying bone in the mouth.

Once the implants are in place, they also require the same care as you would give to natural teeth. In order to make to keep your implant clean and plaque-free, brushing and flossing still apply. After treatment your dentist will work closely with you to develop the best care plan for you. Periodic follow-up visits will be scheduled to monitor your implant, teeth and gums to make sure that they are healthy. Recovery from the dental implant procedures depends on a number of factors, one of which includes the various procedures required to complete your treatment. However, it is generally recognized that once an impact has been placed, maintaining diligent oral hygiene habits required to ensure proper fusing of the implant and bone structure. If cared properly, on implant restoration can remain in place for more than forty years.

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Personal Dental Care: Keeping Your Teeth Extremely Healthy and See Your South Tampa Dentist

Having a very busy lifestyle is definitely not an excuse to neglect your personal dental care. You don’t want to have plaque and other bacteria buiding inside your mouth for long periods of time. It takes just a few minutes a day for you to combat and prevent the spread of bacteria, plaque and cavities in your mouth. Brushing you teeth and mouth care procedures can take your teeth a long way.

Brushing Tips – Brushing just the front of your teeth won’t do your teeth a lot of good. When you brush your teeth, don’t focus on just your front teeth because you think that they are the ones more exposed to world. You also have to brush your teeth along the sides and those located at the back of your mouth. Don’t be too harsh on your gums when you brush your teeth. Make sure that your brush strokes are away from your gums, not towards. When you brush your teeth, try not to rush. The suggested time spent for brushing one’s teeth is at least two minutes. If you don’t want to exceed two minutes, you can use a timer or play a song that lasts for two minutes.

Choosing the right toothbrush also make your brushing time more enjoyable. If you are not comfortable with your toothbrush, there’s no reason for you not to buy a new one. If you have sensitive teeth and gums, try a toothbrush with soft bristles.If you have  strong teeth, you can use medium or hard bristles. It is also advised that you change your toothbrush every three months. If it’s hard for you to keep track of the days and months, you can opt to buy a toothbrush that comes with a color indicator that would tell you that it’s time to change your toothbrush.

Flossing – Learn to floss your teeth as most dental care commercials would say, brushing alone is not enough to ensure that your mouth and teeth is 100% clean. You can’t really guarantee that you will end up having extremely clean teeth by just brushing alone.  People who floss for the first time may find it a bit strange and difficult to do. However, with enough practice, flossing can become an easy job. Dental floss helps a lot in getting rid of food remnants stuck in your teeth where toothbrushes can’t reach.

Dental Visits – Visit your dentist n ow that you already know the basic steps in maintaining a healthy set of teeth, it doesn’t mean that you can already skip visits to your dentist. It is still very important to visit your dentist at least twice a year because there are really some procedures (such as oral prophylaxis) that only dentists can do.

You should always go to the dentist for your regular checkups and cleaning and practice good oral hygiene.  Having your teeth cleaned professionally by a dentist is really a different and better experience than simple brushing and flossing. Enhance your personal dental care by integrating regular brushing and flossing and visiting the dentist at least twice a year.

Call your South Tampa Dentist, Marnie Bauer DMD, for all of your dental needs – 813.839.2273

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Gingivitis And Periodontal Disease

Gum disease, also known as gingivitis, is a serious condition that will normally result in tooth loss. Gingivitis and periodontal disease are the most common forms of gum disease in adults. One way to prevent both types of gum disease is to brush your teeth daily and remove as much plaque as possible. If you allow the plaque to build up, it may result in gum disease.

Gingivitis is known as inflammation in the tissues of the gums. If plaque and tartar build up along the gum line, the gums will eventually get swollen and irritated. Over time, the gums will get very tender and start to appear puffy. When you brush your teeth, you will may notice that your gums become very sore and they start to bleed with little to no pressure. If you notice blood when brushing, chances are you have gingivitis.

During this stage of gingivitis, there is no loss of bone structure. You can help to prevent gingivitis by flossing and brushing daily. If you have gingivitis and you don’t seek treatment, it could lead to periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is a condition in which the bone and surrounding structures are destroyed. Even though this form of mouth disease cannot be reversed, you can put a stop to it’s progression by going to your dentist on a regular basis and brushing your teeth daily.

If you don’t stop the progression of periodontal disease, the condition will continue to get worse. During the early stages of the disease, you will notice that your gums appear to be bright red, and very sore. This is due to plaque build up below the gum line. When left untreated, the plaque and tartar that below the gums will continue to eat at the teeth.

Plaque doesn’t need to be visible or detected in order for periodontal disease to be diagnosed. In order to determine if you have periodontal disease, you will need to have your dentist examine you. Your dentist can perform tests on your gums and your teeth, to determine if you have it. If you do have periodontal disease, your dentist can tell you how to stop the progression and prevent it from getting worse.

Both periodontal disease and gingivitis are not painful and both tend to progress in a slowly. You may not even be aware that you have either. The symptoms and signs will start to show in the later stages. Once the later stages start to progress you may end up losing the tooth.

You should always go to the dentist for your regular checkups and cleaning and practice good oral hygiene. If you catch gum disease in time time, your dentist will be able to help you treat the earlier stages.

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Invisalign Treatment for Teeth Straightening

Teeth straightening was known to be a painful process due to the use of metallic braces. However with the invention of Invisalign treatment this dilemma has been put to an end. The Invisalign teeth straightening process makes use of practically invisible aligners that are placed over the teeth that are easily removable and do not interfere in your daily activities like the traditional braces.

Metallic braces vs Invisalign treatment:

Metal braces make the teeth appear shabby as they pass between the teeth. On the other hand Invisalign treatment makes use of invisible aligners that are transparent.

Traditional braces can cause trouble while chewing food and talking. Invisalign aligners do not cause these problems.

Braces can cause pain while your dentist is setting them especially during the initial stages of attaching the spacers or separators. The Invisalign treatment is extremely simple and painless.

Invisalign It is a highly advanced cosmetic dentistry procedure which is painless and does not hinder in the day-to-day activities of the patient. The purpose of both remains the same, to straighten and align the teeth structure and make them look pleasing to the eye. Many people are apprehensive about opting for teeth straightening treatments as they feel the traditional metallic braces are the only way. With an effective alternative of invisible aligners there no need to worry about pain or the appearance of the teeth since these are practically invisible. Cosmetic dentistry centers and dentists have tried and tested this treatment and are recommending it to their patients.

Teeth straightening have undergone a drastic change with Invisalign treatment. The time duration for this treatment varies from case to case and can range between 9 to 15 months. You can monitor the improvement yourself week after week.

In order to understand fully how this works, it is best to visit your nearest South Tampa cosmetic dentist. Your cosmetic dentist will do a a thorough examination and then recommend any type of treatment or expert advice.

Change is the only constant in life, the same goes with dental treatments. Traditional braces have worked wonders for millions of people across the globe and even today are used globally. Invisalign treatment is a step ahead of braces and gives the same and in some cases better results.

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5 Checklists to Select the Best Tampa Dentist

Your oral health is important for your overall appearance and self confidence so don't wait for any problems to arise to start looking for a Tampa dentist. If you look around, you will find several well qualified and experienced dentists to choose from. However don't hurry in making a decision, take your time and decide wisely. In this post, we will give you 5 checklists that will help you select the best dentist in your area.

Location:

Whether you live in the Naples or Tampa, you will find a good dentist in your area. Location is one of the most important factors that you must consider when looking for a dentist in your area. Find a professional close to your work or home. It will be easier for you to arrive timely for appointments. You must also make sure that the dental office is open on the days when you can schedule an appointment. If the clinic is situated close by, you may even go to your dentist after work.

Cost:

When looking for a dental practitioner, it is important to find out whether or not the dentist accepts insurance and or works with insurance companies. The dentist should accept numerous payment options including personal checks, credit cards and payment plans. Some of the insurance plans may require referrals to specialists, so find out if the dentist provides them. Furthermore you must be aware that the costs usually differ by practice.

There are some expensive dentists that charge very high fees, so make sure you get t estimates of what your Tampa dentist might charge for a simple procedures such as root canal, crown or filling. Even if you do not have a dental insurance, the cost estimates for the dental procedures should be within your budget.

Level of Comfort:

When choosing a Tampa dentist one of the most important factors that you must consider is whether or not you are comfortable with that individual. You should be able to explain your problems and ask your Tampa dentist questions. The dentist should listen to your problems carefully and make you feel at ease. Are you comfortable telling him or her about your anxieties and fears or asking questions regarding any medical procedure?

Professional Qualifications:

Before selecting a  Tampa dentist, you must check the qualification of the professional. If you look online you will find websites that include information regarding the dentists in your city. The dental office should also give you enough information regarding the qualifications and experience of the dentist. If you are not satisfied with the behavior of the staff or you don't find yourself comfortable with the answers you get from them, consider looking for another dentist in Tampa. You will get details regarding a dentist's qualification from your insurance carrier or dental society.

Emergency Care and Services:

When choosing a dental practitioner, you should find out whether they have any provisions for emergency care during normal office hours and nights or weekends. At the time of any dental emergency, your dental practitioner should not refer you to a hospital emergency room, but should be able to take care of your emergency needs.
Another important checklist to consider while selecting a dentist in Tampa is to find out whether or not the dentist is licensed by an agency like ADA. You can check this through the website of state dental boards which contains all details regarding the dentist. It will also tell you whether any disciplinary action has been taken against him.
Hopefully the above mentioned 5 checklists will help you choose the right dentist in Tampa to take care of your oral health needs.
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