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Slot prep, interproximal tooth preparation, how to drill a tooth for a cavity When drilling out a cavity between teeth, the interproximal tooth preparation should initially leave an other layer of enamel. This will help avoid damaging the interproximal surface of the adjacent tooth.
tooth decay, cavity, dental caries, how to cosmetic bonding, composite resin material How to remove a broken silver filling (and white sedative medicine left underneath) and replace it with a white tooth bonding. Sometimes root canal therapy may also be needed after removal of deep tooth decay (dental caries).
CEJ Dental Contact Pro, how  interproximal contacts, instruments, armamentarium, matrix band, teeth CEJ Dental Contact Pro is shown how to create tight interproximal contacts with teeth bonding material. The instrument is held in the proximal box filled with composite while pressing on the matrix band and shining the dental bonding light through it.
how crown buildup, build-up, composite core, bonded cores, tooth notching, crown preparation picture Crown buildup of a lower molar following root canal therapy. 1) Pre-op occlusal view. 2) Buccal view showing severe root notching after the disto-occlusal was filled. 3) The restored occlusal view. 4) The restored buccal view after initial crown preparation. These intra oral pictures show how to perform this procedure.
how bonding balls, composite, technique, interproximal, boxes, condense, class two, 2, II, precured "Bonding balls" technique for condensing composite in a class two restoration. Bonding balls are small, semi-circular pieces of pre-cured composite. They may be used to condense against underlying teeth bonding material without the material sticking to a condenser. The top photo shows how they look before being used.
how to create mechanical retention, esthetic bonding to close spaces, cosmetic bonding, technique Bonding to close cosmetic defects. How to create mechanical retention for dental bonding. A 1 mm prep was made into the mesio-lingual to add mechanical retention. Bonding was only added to the lingual surface. This allows labial enamel to naturally reflect light.
drilling procedure, how, technique, how to, bonding to close spaces, dentistry, composite resin How to close spaces between the lower front teeth using dental composite resin bonding material. Composite resin and dental bonding are used interchangeably in this website.
how to, Decay removal, bonding, drilling filling, restoration, cavity, decalcification How to remove decay - a large cavity - and placement of teeth bonding material. Photos show how.
close diastema technique, procedure, how to close tooth spaces, composite resin method Dental bonding to close a space between the upper two front teeth - a diastema. Pictures show how.
tooth decay removal procedure, how to, cavity, caries, bonding, technique, amalgam silver, composite Teeth Bonding - how to. Bonding an upper premolar where the buccal cusp has failed adjacent to a large, old silver filling (amalgam). 2) Silver filling removed. Don't try to bond to this amalgam since its foundation is not very strong and decay is frequently beneath it. 3) Decay removal. 4) Final composite resin bonding.
how to, bonding balls, interproximal bonding technique, composite,  proximal box How to place teeth bonding balls (preformed, light-cured composite) into the proximal box of a class two restoration. This is used to condense chemical-cured composite into the gingival floor of the box.
how to, diastema closure procedure, bonding technique close tooth spaces, cosmetic composite How to close a teeth gap with dental bonding. Treatment time: one visit. A 1 mm channel was prepared in the mesial surfaces of both teeth to add mechanical retention. Bonding was only added to the mesial surface and contoured around the gingival papilla.
how to close teeth spaces, cosmetic composite resin bonding for fang teeth, procedure How to Bond & Sculpt, reshape, teeth. The patients canine teeth were genetically (congenitally) in the lateral incisor position bilaterally. The canines were shortened and dental composite was added to the mesials to square them. The mesio-incisal of #8 was also bonded after sculpting and stripping interproximally. Total treatment time: 1 hour without the need for shots.
bonding for crowding, cosmetic bonding,  bonding to close space, method how to technique explain Teeth Bonding technique pictures show how to close spaces, gaps between teeth. Congenitally missing upper laterals.
how to, dental bonding, fillings, restorations, operative dentistry, technique explanation explain Tooth Bonding Technique - How to shown in pictures. 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 2mm wide balls of Herculite XRV bonding material. Herculite XRV dental bonding material is added on top. Light curing should occur for 60 seconds on each the occlusal, buccal and lingual surfaces. A metal matrix with regular wood wedges work fine. Refine anatomy with a #8 round bur and finishing burs. Then use Fortify.
how to, cosmetic dentistry for supernumerary teeth, composite resin bonding to close spaces Cosmetic Dentistry (with extraction of a supernumerary tooth and bonding). Treatment time: one visit The supernumerary tooth was first prepared to open the interproximal area between the remaining teeth. Bonding was then placed interproximally on both teeth as if the supernumerary was already gone (this gives a clean field). Then the supernumerary was extracted.
how to, quadrant bonding, fillings, restorations, operative dentistry, technique, fracture crack Quadrant teeth bonding - how to - shown in pictures: Fracture (cracks) lines must be removed when bonding.
how to, indirect pulp cap, dental bonding, fillings, restorations, operative dentistry Dental Bonding technique. How to perform an Indirect pulp cap - near nerve exposure - shown in photos.
how to, composite resin bonding to close spaces, technique, proximal contact, cosmetic dental How to close a tooth gap, space, between upper lateral and canine teeth using cosmetic dentistry bonding. Step by step pictures of how to handle composite resin.
how to, fractured silver amalgam filling, diagnosis, treatment cracks cracked, composite resin Pictures show how to replace a fractured silver tooth filling with dental composite resin bonding material.
how white tooth fillings, indirect pulp cap,bonding, dental, composite resin  technique Intra oral pictures show how dental bonding changes silver tooth fillings to white restorations.
how decay, cavity, caries, cavities, amalgam, silver, fracture, technique, bonding, composite How to Remove of a large silver amalgam filling and place teeth bonding material. 1) Fractured disto-lingual cusp. 2) Amalgam removal. 3) Decay removed. 4) Bonded restoration.
how to dentistry bonding, fillings, restorations, operative dentistry, decay, cavity intra oral Intra oral pictures show how to replace a decayed silver filling with composite resin.
how to photos bonding, fillings, restorations, operative technique, proximal contact Bonding changes this silver filling to a tooth-colored filling. Photos show how.
cosmetic bonding to close diastema, dentistry technique method intra oral composite How to place dental bonding material: Intra oral technique pictures: Closing a diastema (space between the upper two front teeth). Steps are numbered in sequence 1-8 below: 1) Diastema 2) Groove prepped into mesial 3) Etch 4) Placement of composite; note matrix "piece." 5) After shaping with plastic instrument. 6) Other side of matrix piece. 7) Shaping with flame finishing bur. 8) Finish
How to Herculite XRV, Bilfil 2B, bonding resins, composite, technique, bonding balls Dental bonding balls placed in a DOL molar prep. These preformed, light cured balls of composite (e.g. Herculite XRV) can be used to condense against the first layer of teeth bonding material (e.g. Bisfil 2B) in the proximal box and deeper, pulpal regions.
how to cracked tooth, fractured teeth, decay, cavity, caries, cavities, amalgam, silver,  bonding How to remove decay - cavity - under a large amalgam silver filling reveals a fracture line. 1) Large amalgam showing a mesial interproximal crack line. 2) Amalgam removal still shows the presence of the crack line. 3) This mesial crack line is now seen to be continuous through the middle of the tooth and out towards the buccal. 4) The crack line has been removed as much as possible without invading the pulp chamber. Root canal therapy and a crown would be the most predictable method to keep the mesio-buccal cusp from further fracture. A bonded restoration would be a second choice but would help to prevent further cracking particularly if the mesio-buccal cusp was reduced occlusally and bonding overlayed. A non-bonded amalgam would probably exacerbate the fracture over time.
how to bonding restorations, fillings, bonding, dental, composite resin technique method Large teeth bonded restorations replacing decayed silver fillings. Step by step photos.
operative dentistry, bond, silver fillings, restorations, decay, cavity composite resin technique How to replace a decayed silver filling with tooth bonding. Intra oral pictures.
how to bonding to close spaces, cosmetic bonding for fang teeth, method explained Eliminating Fangs - fang teeth - with dental composite. Treatment time: one visit. Prepare a 1 mm deep "box" on the mesio-lingual of each canine to add mechanical retention. Only add bonding to the lingual surface.
how to intra oral pictures filling removal, tooth drilling technique, teeth preparation, amalgam How to technique for the gentle removal of a silver filling. Intra oral pictures.
how to make dental bonding balls, composite condensation,  condensing technique, precured resins How to make dental bonding balls, preformed composite resin material which are molded with fingertips and light cured for 5-10 seconds. They are made in various sizes by office staff. Bonding balls are used to condense bonding material particularly in the interproximal boxes of class two restorations.
intra oral how to pictures bonding, composite, decay, cavities, cavity how to explain method explain How to removal a tooth cavity and bond from the palatal side of the upper two central incisor teeth. 1) Pre-op palatal view of #'s 8 & 9. 2) Interproximal decay. 3) Decay removed. 4) Final bonding.
How to pictures Drill Cavity, Decay, Filling, Composite, Bonding, Bonding Balls, Final Tooth 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 bonded restoration. How to photos.
How to Tooth diagnosis Decay Preparation, Cavity, Bonding, tooth drilling technique description How to diagnose cavities: Cavity identification, cavity removal and bonded fillings in two upper molars. Photo 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 bonded fillings.
How to diagnose Cavity, Decay, Detection, Cavity Preparation, Removal of Tooth Decay, composite How to diagnose cavities: Cavity identification and removal in two molars. Photo Image #'s 1, 3, 5 and 7 show the first molar; Image #'s 2, 4, 6 and 8 show the second molar. Image #'s 1 and 2 show the initial cavities. Image #'s 3 - 8 show progression in the still incomplete cavity removal in both teeth. For the second molar note how the decalcification and decay spread laterally from the buccal surface all the way into the mesial box in image #'s 2, 4, 6 and 8.
diagnose diagnosis Cavity caries identification, what is tooth decay, drilling teeth, Interproximal Intra oral pictures how to diagnoses dental caries: Cavity identification and removal in two lower molars. 1) The interproximal decay was identified in x-rays; the teeth looked ok intraorally. 2) - 3) Initial cavity preparation into the proximal boxes. Notice that in the proximal boxes, the mesial of the second molar shows a zone of decalcification (increased whiteness) and the distal of the first molar shows a black crack line. Both should be removed. 4) Note that cavity removal shows the continued presence of decalcification and decay on the lateral (buccal) edges of both proximal boxes. 5) Complete cavity removal.

 

 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.