Yes, there really IS a difference in where you get your dental supplies. I can order the SAME EXACT products through Darby Dental (which is who Synergy has contracted with) only they’re SUBSTANTIALLY less money. And as an added bonus, the reps are extremely knowledgeable. In fact, if they don’t have the answer to a particular question they’ll often 3-way call the manufacturer and get the answer…..right then. You can’t beat it. Read more about Synergy dental here.
For those of you involved in the dental industry, here’s a quick story. I had been purchasing my dental supplies for years and years from one of the ‘big’ dental supply companies. I really liked my dental rep, but the company basically treated my like dirt. Anyway, along comes Synergy Dental. They’re a group purchasing organization that has gotten special pricing from Darby Dental Supply, Brasseler USA, Orascoptic, and others. Anyway, I’ve already saved a bunch of money just by ordering the SAME supplies through them. You really should check it out.
And FYI, I have NO financial interest in the company at all.
….and the laterals were bonded to close the spaces and make ideally-sized teeth:
Many, many people have teeth that are undersized, or too small, compared to their other teeth. Often these are the lateral incisors. When they are very small they are often called ‘Peg’ laterals. If these are found in a child you should have a frank discussion with your dentist and orthodontist about the ultimate plan for these teeth. Here’s an example of this:
I won’t show the tooth completely cleaned out, but it turned out to have a very deep cavity. However, after placing the filling, you can barely tell the tooth had any work at all. It came out great!
These two teeth were in need of some help. The one had a large, old tooth-colored filling that had begun to discolor and decay. The tooth behind it also had a very large tooth-colored filling and was also starting to develop a cavity. You can see the margin of an old porcelain crown on the tooth behind it.
Yes, I know it’s gross, but look how much tooth was destroyed by the existing cavity inside. This is a photo with almost all the decay cleaned out. And remember, there was no hot, cold, or bite sensitivity with these teeth even though they were full of bacteria-laden decay!
As I said earlier, I’ve seen many more of these ‘hidden’ cavities. They’re tough to detect but are still really large. Here’s another example. This is what the tooth looked like beforehand:
Look how big these cavities were!! They were HUGE! And NO hot, cold, or bite sensitivity with next to nothing on the x-ray. These are REALLY hard to diagnose!
Teeth meet glass door……….teeth lose. Glass door wins.