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  • NB Dental - Enhancing Your Smile - Bleaching
    Some ingredients in over the counter kits like hydrogen peroxide carbamide peroxide or acids can irritate your gums and other soft tissues in your mouth or even cause tooth sensitivity And in many cases do it yourself kits won t even improve your tooth colour Only your dentist can determine if bleaching is the answer you re seeking If you re a good candidate for tooth whitening your dentist can

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  • NB Dental - Enhancing Your Smile - Bleaching
    and Your Dentist Dental Patient Bill of Rights What is your Dental IQ Enhancing Your Smile Bonding If your teeth are discoloured chipped affected by breaks and cracks or even have gaps bonding may be the way to go In this simple long lasting and cost effective procedure your dentist bonds a natural looking tooth coloured material called composite resins to the enamel of your teeth After the resin is

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  • NB Dental - Enhancing Your Smile - Bleaching
    smile can be absolutely darling if you re less than seven years old Otherwise a missing tooth negatively affects your appearance causing your mouth to sink and your face to look older This can affect the way you chew and speak And it places unusual stress on your teeth and the tissues in your mouth by forcing them to compensate for the extra space Luckily bridges can easily fill in these compromising gaps Your dentist will help you decide which type of bridge is more appropriate for you If you need extensive bridgework your dentist may also refer you to a prosthodontist a dentist who specializes in restoring natural teeth and replacing missing teeth After you re fitted for a bridge it s very important to keep your remaining teeth healthy If you don t and the teeth or bone that holds the bridge in place become damaged by disease the bridge can lose its support and cease fitting properly To prevent this from happening brush twice a day and floss regularly being very careful to clean the areas under around and between the bridge and your natural teeth If you have difficulties reaching some areas of your mouth purchase

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  • NB Dental - Enhancing Your Smile - Composites
    fillings made of a plastic mixture filled with glass or silicon dioxide They re used in place of traditional silver fillings for a more natural look When applying a composite resin filling your dentist will prepare the decayed tooth as he normally would Then he ll insert the composite and use a special light to harden the material Lastly he ll shape the composite to properly fit the tooth and

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  • NB Dental - Enhancing Your Smile - Composites
    incorrectly If so you may want to have a crown or cap placed on the tooth to restore it to its normal appearance Crowns are usually made from porcelain in a colour that matches your teeth and are attached to a strong metal shell Less commonly they re made of gold or non precious alloys ceramic acrylic or composite resin or any combination of these Your dentist will decide which one is right for you Sometimes a metal post must be placed in the tooth to support the crown In this case root canal therapy is done and then the post is fit into the prepared root canal filling Since the crown must align correctly with your other teeth for a correct bite several impressions or moulds of your teeth will be taken The dental laboratory that your dentist works with will make the crown from the moulds of your teeth A temporary crown will be used to protect the tooth until the permanent crown is ready At the second visit the dentist will fit the crown over the old tooth If you and your dentist are satisfied with the fit and feel your dentist will cement the crown into

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  • NB Dental - Enhancing Your Smile - Enamel Shaping
    Emergencies Tooth Troubles Amalgam Fluoride and More You and Your Dentist Dental Patient Bill of Rights What is your Dental IQ Enhancing Your Smile Enamel Shaping Think your canines look like werewolf teeth Then enamel shaping or tooth contouring may be the answer for you Enamel shaping is the process of changing the look of your teeth by removing or contouring the enamel to change the length shape or position

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  • NB Dental - Enhancing Your Smile - Implants
    s something new on the market which may be just for you dental implants Unlike dentures which have to be taken in and out implants are attached directly to the jawbone Implants are more comfortable to wear than dentures and bridges and they work better They make it easier for you to chew and speak thus increasing your self confidence and esteem If you are considering implants be sure to talk with your dentist about whether they are right for you Your dentist will perform a complete oral exam take a medical history check the condition of your mouth the supporting bones in your jaws and the way your upper and lower teeth fit together to determine whether or not implants are appropriate for you If you decide that implants are the best option for you the process will begin with inserting the anchor into its place After the new bone has stabilized the implant restorative teeth are made and fitted to the post portion of the anchor Your dentist will make sure that the implants fit properly so that they are comfortable and work properly Brushing flossing and regular dental visits are essential to the success of dental implants

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  • NB Dental - Enhancing Your Smile - Veneers
    Dentist Dental Patient Bill of Rights What is your Dental IQ Enhancing Your Smile Veneers Veneers are thin pre shaped shells that cover damaged top or bottom front teeth fix gaps and change the shape and size of your mouth They are made of either porcelain or tooth coloured composite resin material Veneers can last for many years with careful daily oral hygiene They look very natural and are often

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