Dental Resources and Education

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Dental Glossary

Bonding – Dental Bonding is often used to repair chips and cracks in teeth as well as cover areas of discoloration. Bonding material can also be used to attach white composite fillings, veneers, crowns and bridges.

Bridge – Used to replace one or more missing teeth in a patient’s mouth. A dental bridge usually consists of two crowns with a false tooth “bridged” between. The crowns are placed on teeth adjacent to the gap.

Cap – Another name for a crown.

Composite Resin – Another name for tooth-colored filling material.

Crown – For damaged teeth, a crown can be used to restore its appearance and strength. Crowns cover the entire tooth and seal chipped or broken areas.

Denture – A removable prosthetic designed to replace some or all missing teeth in the upper or lower jaw.

Implant – Titanium posts are surgically embedded into the jawbone to act as artificial teeth roots for the replacement of missing teeth.

Malocclusion – Refers to the incorrect positioning of the teeth that results in a bite out of balance.

Mock Up – Composite resin is placed on the front teeth so that you can preview your new smile.

Phase Treatment – This technique allows Dr. Norton to do a portion of your needed treatment over a period of time.

Porcelain Veneers – Thin facings bonded to the visible part of the tooth to improve its appearance and enhance strength.

Transitional Bonding – A technique that allows Dr. Norton to provisionally restore your teeth so that you can phase the treatment for either time or financial reasons.

Informational Articles for the Dental Patient (PDFs)

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body – from the American Dental Association

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