Posts for: February, 2014

By Newmarket Dentistry
February 24, 2014
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: Dentistry  

Join New Market Dentistry online with Dr. Richard Lee-Shanok!

It is Dr. Richard Lee-Shanok’s goal as your dentist in Newmarket to offer opportunities for you to continue to improve your knowledge of various dental health care topics, including information about Newmarket Dentistry. To help you better understand your oral health, as well as allowing you to easily communicate with our dentist and staff at Newmarket Dentistry, we continue to utilize Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for a growing social network. 
Our social network is available to help you even when our office is closed.  Whether you have a question in Newmarket about teeth whitening, family dentistry services, Invisalign treatment, veneers, or other areas, our social media channels offer you an improved opportunity to closely interact with us outside of office hours.  Whether you have a question, or want to share your experience, our Facebook, Twitter and Google+ pages are available around the clock.
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As your dentist in Newmarket, Dr. Richard Lee-Shanok looks forward to engaging with you and providing further dental health care information so that you can continue to maintain a healthy, glowing smile for a lifetime.  As a resident of Newmarket, if you want to know more about teeth whitening, Invisalign treatment or any other area of dentistry, Dr. Lee-Shanok encourages you to visit our expansive social network through Facebook, Twitter and Google+.


If you were a well-known actor, how far would you go to get inside the character you’re playing in a movie? Plenty of stars have gained or lost weight to fit the role; some have tried to relate to their character by giving up creature comforts, going through boot camp, even trying out another occupation for a time. But when Jamie Foxx played a homeless musician in the 2009 film The Soloist, he went even further: He had part of his front tooth chipped out!

“My teeth are just so big and white — a homeless person would never have them,” he told an interviewer. “I just wanted to come up with something to make the part unique. I had one [tooth] chipped out with a chisel.”

Now, even if you’re trying to be a successful actor, we’re not suggesting you have your teeth chipped intentionally. However, if you have a tooth that has been chipped accidentally, we want you to know that we can repair it beautifully. One way to do that is with cosmetic bonding.

Bonding uses tooth-colored materials called “composite resins” (because they contain a mixture of plastic and glass) to replace missing tooth structure. The composite actually bonds, or becomes one, with the rest of the tooth.

Composite resins come in a variety of lifelike tooth shades, making it virtually impossible to distinguish the bonded tooth from its neighbors. Though bonding will not last as long as a dental veneer, it also does not require the involvement of a dental laboratory and, most often, can be done with minor reshaping of the tooth.

Cosmetic Bonding for Chipped Teeth
A chipped tooth can usually be bonded in a single visit to the dental office. First, the surface of the tooth may be beveled slightly with a drill, and then it is cleaned. Next, it is “etched” with an acidic gel that opens up tiny pores. After the etching gel is rinsed off, the liquid composite resin in a well-matched shade is painted on in a thin layer, filling these tiny pores to create a strong bond. A special curing light is used to harden this bonding material. Once the first layer is cured, another layer is painted on and cured. Layers can continue to be built up until the restoration has the necessary thickness. The bonding material is then shaped and polished. The whole procedure takes only about 30 minutes!

If you have questions about cosmetic bonding, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Repairing Chipped Teeth” and “Artistic Repair of Chipped Teeth With Composite Resin.”



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