A Closer Look at Bonding
It’s not unusual to feel shy about smiling if your teeth aren’t everything you would like them to be. Stained teeth might inhibit you from smiling as often or as big as you normally would. Chipped teeth and gapped teeth can have a similar effect. But with a little dental bonding, you can start smiling again with confidence.
Dental bonding is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to make cosmetic improvements to your teeth.
During a bonding procedure, a tooth-colored resin, or plastic, is bonded to your tooth with an ultraviolet “curing” light. Unlike veneers and crowns, which are sometimes used to make similar improvements, a bonding procedure usually takes just 30-60 minutes per tooth and is often complete in just one dental visit. Another advantage of dental bonding: It requires less prep work than veneers or crowns, so more of your tooth enamel remains intact.
Bonding can even be used to replace existing amalgam (silver) fillings with natural-looking composites. It’s also ideal for treating cavities in the front teeth, where aesthetics are especially important.
Keep in mind that dental bonding isn’t the cure-all for every tooth defect. Bonding doesn’t work well on back teeth or larger cavities. But for the smaller changes, bonding can have a huge impact on the way you feel about your smile.
Depression is a serious illness affecting an estimated 19 million American Adults. Depression is a mood disorder in which feelings of sadness, loss, anger, or frustration interfere with everyday life for weeks or longer periods of time.
People who experience dental anxiety tend to skip regular dental maintenance which can lead to tooth loss and other health related illnesses. What people are beginning to realize is that the health of your teeth have a greater impact on your body than what was originally thought.
A recent study shows that people who experience dental anxiety and skip dental visits may end up being depressed based on the ensuing poor dental health or tooth loss. The information comes from a study explained at the 43rd Annual Meeting and Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research at West Virginia University.
The results showed that 13.4 percent of participants had some kind of anxiety, 16.7 percent dealt with depression and 5.7 percent had total tooth loss. The participants included the same number of males and females, in addition to including all types of races.
The good news is, depression based on tooth loss can be avoided by regular dental visits with your dentist. The office of Glasscock Dental specializes in Stress Free Dental which is tailored to help a patient deal with dental anxiety. Also, if you have already experienced tooth loss, it’s still not too late for you to correct. With the advancement of dental crowns, bonding and other dental procedures, Glasscock Dental can give you that award winning smile that you dream about.
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Every now and then, we receive something from one of our patients that no words could describe how grateful we are for the patients we service. We received the below testimonial in from one of our patents a short time ago. We wanted to share their beautiful words with all our staff and friends. Thank you so much Jessica! It is because of people like you that makes us want to do all we can to make a person’s dental experience a positive one.
I guess I can start off by saying- nobody likes the dentist, however; if you want your mind changed I can personally guarantee that you will have the best unforgettable experience with Dr. Glasscock, and his superb office team. I recently had a traumatizing experience that didn’t end well with my previous dentist. I went in for one filling on a chipped tooth, and ended up with two teeth that were severely damaged due to an exposed nerve from an improper filling. As a result I ended up needing two root canals from an endodontist ( someone who specializes in root canals), and was then recommend to see Dr. Glasscock for two crowns as the remainder of the treatment. To be honest I was petrified to see another dentist since I received a “botch job” from the last. As soon as I walked through the door to Dr. Glasscock’s office, I could tell this was going to be different. Dr. Glasscock’s motto “One patient at a time on time,” is truly an accurate statement. Also, his office team greeted me with a warm welcome, as if I had been going there for years! The office atmosphere is very relaxing and comfortable. Dr. Glasscock is nice guy and truly has the best interest for his patients; he is very laid back, and has a great bedside manner. One convenient thing with Dr. Glasscock is if you happen to need a crown he can do it in just one office visit, so you don’t have to worry about getting a temporary crown, Just one visit and your done!! How cool is that!?. I would also like to take the time to recognize Julie, the main face of Dr. Glasscock’s office. Only one word to describe her- Awesome!! I know she has more than one duty in office, and stays constantly busy, but she still makes the time to check on Dr. Glasscock’s patients and make sure they are comfortable, happy, and have everything they need! I’m truly glad I was recommended to see Dr. Glasscock. I would highly recommend him to ANYONE! One thing is for sure I will now be a lifelong patient to his office! Thank you guys so much for everything! YOU ROCK!! J