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cosmetic dentistry bonding restorations, resin teeth fillings

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teeth bonding restorations, composite resin tooth fillings, deep cavity, composite resins, cosmetic Teeth bonding a very deep and large cavity in an upper right second molar. This tooth will ideally need root canal therapy, post and crown with probable crown lengthening gum surgery. The patient wants to postpone this treatment if possible.
Cavity removal, Decay, bonding, teeth  decalcification, restorations, composite  resin bonded tooth Decay - cavity - removal in a large cavity and a cosmetic dentistry bonding.
silver filling removal, operative dentistry, bonding restorations, tooth white fillings, teeth bond Tooth Bonding restoration technique. Changing silver fillings to tooth colored white fillings.
dental bonding technique, All Bond 2, Bis-fil,  operative dentistry, dual cured catalyst, bonded Dental Bonding Technique. After acid etching, apply All Bond 2 dentin primer to remove the smear layer. Then apply All Bond 2 dentin enamel bonding agent with dual cured catalyst. Bis-fil 2B self cured composite is next placed in the interproximal boxes and somewhat over the occlusal floor. It can be compressed into the interproximal boxes by condensing on preformed, already cured 2 mm wide balls of Herculite XRV bonding material. Herculite XRV bonding material is added on top. Light curing should occur for 60 seconds on each the occlusal, buccal and lingual surfaces. A metal matrix band with regular wood wedges work fine. Refine anatomy with a #8 round bur and finishing burs. Then use Fortify.
bonding restorations, composite resin tooth fillings tooth decalcification, decalcified teeth Treatment of teeth decalcification. This is frequently caused by oral ingestion of fruit juices and improper oral hygiene.
bonded dental, bonded cosmetic dentistry silver filling removal, remove tooth fillings mercury Cosmetic dentistry bonding changes silver fillings to match the white color of the teeth. Bonding and composite resin fillings have a similar meaning. Bonding technically refers to the glue used to hold the white tooth filling material inside or on the tooth.
tooth decay under old silver fillings, cavity removal technique, bonded dental, bonded cosmetic Cosmetic dental bonding white filling technique to treat old, decayed silver fillings.
bonding bonded restorations, composite resin tooth fillings, indirect pulp cap, deep dental cavity Dental bonding white filling in a very deep cavity. Note the cavity in the tooth and the near nerve exposure. This was an indirect pulp cap.
big cavity, indirect pulp cap, bonding, fillings, tooth decay restorations, operative dentistry Deep tooth decay - cavity - under a small silver filling and repair with cosmetic dental bonding.
dentistry procedures, size of tooth cavity bonded dental, bonded cosmetic dentistry
A dental cavity can be larger than expected when first looking at the tooth.
bonding smile, removal of fillings, bonding bonded restorations, composite resin tooth fillings Bonding two upper premolars removes the silver fillings which show gray through the tooth enamel.
composite resin tooth fillings, indirect pulp cap, fractured tooth, operative dentistry Dental bonding to treat a fractured silver filling.
white tooth fillings, bonded dental, bonded cosmetic dentistry
Cosmetic Tooth Bonding changes silver fillings to white. Bonding and composite resin fillings have a similar meaning. Bonding technically refers to the glue used to hold the white tooth filling material inside or on the tooth.
composite resin tooth fillings, decay removal remove drill cavity caries  procedure Decay (cavity) removal between two front teeth. 1) Decay noted. 2) Decay being removed. 3) Decay removed. 4) Bonded filling cannot be seen.
bonding and bleaching, composite resin tooth fillings, smile makeover, bonded teeth Porcelain crowns, teeth bonding and whitening - bleaching completed this smile makeover.
fast dentist, quick, one visit operative four quadrant dentistry, esthetic cosmetic teeth bonding Teeth Bonding replace silver fillings with white bonded fillings. All ten fillings (top & bottom) replaced in ONE VISIT!
white tooth fillings, white composite  resins, decay cavity caries dental bonding  bonded Dental Bonding following removal of decay under a silver filling.
tooth bonding, dental fillings,  operative  dentistry, composite resin tooth white fillings Tooth Bonding changes this silver filling to a tooth-colored white filling.
drilling teeth, drill tooth cavity, bonded dental, bonded cosmetic dentistry
Cosmetic Teeth Bonding used to change silver fillings to white fillings in two different teeth. Tooth #1: images 1-4 Tooth #2: images 5-8
replace mercury fillings, tooth, dental, teeth, composite resin tooth bond bonded fillings Replacing two large, decaying silver fillings with dental bonding material.
teeth bonding, fillings, restorations, operative dentistry, decay, bond cavity Dental bonding technique to remove a silver filling with a lot of tooth decay.
quadrant bonding, teeth, dental, procedure, composite resin white tooth fillings
Aesthetic quadrant teeth bonding changes silver fillings to white fillings.
bonding bonded restorations, composite resin tooth fillings Phobic Patient, Reconstruction PFM Crown Upper reconstruction in a phobic patient. The patient was a pretty, 33 year-old female. Treatment included porcelain fused to metal crown & bridge, root canal therapy on all abutments, root tip extractions, and facial teeth bonding on both upper lateral incisors. The upper anterior root canal and crowns were first completed to show her how pretty her teeth could look and that it could be accomplished quickly and painlessly. Extractions of the hopeless teeth were all completed at one time and initiated early to allow time for healing before bridgework. Then root canal therapy was performed on the posterior abutments before their preparation for bridgework. The patient experienced minimal post-operative pain.
Cavity, Decay, Filling, Composite, Bonding, Bonding Balls, Tooth  Preparation, Technique Final tooth preparation before placement of direct-bonding material in a lower molar. 1) - 2) Final tooth preparation. 3) Placement of chemically-cured flowable bonding material. Note the presence of several spheres of slightly different-colored bonding material within the flowable bonding material. These are spheres of light-cured bonding material ("bonding balls") that are used to condense against. 4) The final tooth bonded restoration.
bonded composite resin tooth fillings, Large Filling, Decay, Cavity, Failed Amalgam, Gutta Percha Treatment of a very decayed, root canaled molar with only a large tooth bonded restoration. 1) Neglected lower molar tooth that had an adequate root canal yet very decayed amalgam (silver) filling. 2) View of the extent of the decay after removal of the filling. 3) Decay removed. Note the gutta percha coming out of the three orifices. 4) The bonded restoration. The point here is that a tooth bonded restoration filling can be placed even when a crown is obviously indicated. The crown will be placed after the patient completes orthodontics.
composite resin tooth fillings, Tooth Resorption, Electrosurgery, Gingival Margin, Gingivectomy Bridge repair. The patient recently lost his job in telecommunications and could not afford replacement of the bridge. 1) X-ray after root canal therapy. The root canal itself did not seem subject to external resorption. 2) Gingivectomy with electrosurgery. Note the still unusual look of the facial decay. 3) Following decay removal. Note the communication to the gutta percha. 4) The tooth bonded restoration filling. Photo #2 of 3.
composite resin tooth white fillings, Molar tooth Decay, Cavity, Bonding, Cavity Preparation Dentist Cavity identification, cavity removal and bonded fillings in two upper molars. Image #'s 1, 3, 5 and 8 show the first molar; Image #'s 2, 4, 6, 7 and 8 show the second molar. Image #'s 1 and 3 show the initial cavity. Image #'s 3 - 7 show the steps in cavity removal. Image # 8 shows the final teeth bonded white fillings.

 

 Information about these dental photos

     In medicine and dentistry "left" and "right" are based upon the orientation of the patient's body and not how they appear in a photograph of a smile.  For example, a reference to the upper left teeth will actually appear to be on the right side when viewing a picture of the face and similarly an upper right tooth will appear to be on the left side.

     Many words in dentistry like oral and mouth have a similar meaning and are frequently used together to help our readers find specific words they best understand.  This is particularly important because a majority of our visitors are from countries where English is not their primary language.  Maxilla or maxillary refer to the upper jaw.  Mandible or mandibular refer to the lower jaw.

     There are many other similar word combinations used throughout this website because our pages are read by patients and dentists.  A few of the most common are discussed here.  Tooth decay, tooth cavity and dental caries all mean the same thing.  Tooth, teeth and dental are also frequently interchanged as in teeth veneers or dental veneer laminate.  Oral rehabilitation and dental reconstruction mean smile makeover.  The word for x-ray may be used with or without a hyphen (this is true for other words too) and can also be called a radiograph.