Posts Categorized: Restorative Dentistry

Dental Crowns Can Restore Significantly Damaged Teeth

If you have a cavity, you will need to have it removed as soon as possible, to stop the decay from spreading. If your cavity is treated quickly enough, it will likely only need a filling. However, when a cavity has progressed past your enamel, and harmed the interior of your tooth, a filling may… Read more »

Dental Implants Keep Replacement Teeth Secure

Missing one or several teeth can affect the way you eat, and the way you talk. It can also leave teeth surrounding the absence vulnerable to loss. There are several ways in which lost teeth can complicate your life, beyond how it can affect your confidence in your smile. Dental implants can replace unsightly absences… Read more »

Treat Your Cavity to a Tooth-Colored Filling

Given the prevalence of tooth decay, there’s a good chance that you’re familiar with a dental filling. In fact, if you’re among the 90% of adults who’ve been affected by decay in one or more permanent teeth, you’ve probably had a dental filling placed at some point. Typically, a tooth-colored dental filling can treat your… Read more »

A Few Differences Between Metal and Tooth-Colored Fillings

If you haven’t already had to treat a cavity, then there’s a good chance you might at some point in your life (cavities affect over 90% of adults at least once). The good news is that, these days, we can treat most cavities with tooth-colored fillings, made from natural-looking composite resin rather than metal, like… Read more »

Options for Replacing Missing Teeth

For people who have lost some or all of their teeth to decay, gum disease, or injury, false teeth mean all the difference in the world. False teeth, or dental prosthetics as they’re known clinically, serve the same purpose as other types of prosthetics, like an artificial limb: they replace the function and appearance of… Read more »

The Benefits Of Composite Fillings

When you need a tooth filled you can choose one of three types of fillings: gold, silver amalgam, or composite. Composite fillings are also referred to as “white fillings” “metal-free fillings” and “tooth-colored fillings.” Because gold fillings are the strongest and can withstand bruxing (grinding and clenching of your teeth) they have often been used… Read more »

Are You In The Market For A Bridge?

Dental bridges have many benefits. They replace lost teeth, restore your smile, allow you to chew a variety of healthy foods again, allow you to speak with no impediments, they help prevent your face from looking older and sunken in, prevent your teeth from shifting, and help maintain your proper bite position. Bridges are also… Read more »

Exceptional Benefits of Metal-Free Fillings

You may feel disappointed when you find out you have a cavity, particularly if you assume you will receive a metal filling. Composed of mixed metals, including mercury, these restorations remove the decay and repair your tooth but they come with a variety of potentially unsavory side effects. To ensure you enjoy a return to… Read more »

Why You Need A Crown

When you hear the term “crown” you can probably conjure up an image in your mind. If you’ve got the right idea, you are seeing a hollow artificial tooth – sometimes referred to as a cap – that will fit over your natural tooth. While you may have a notion that we place these prosthetics… Read more »

Dental Bridges: Fast Facts

Have you been trying to become accustomed to having an open space in your mouth after tooth loss but you just don’t feel comfortable? Are you disappointed in your appearance, causing you to back out of social engagements or to feel embarrassed to speak with others? Whatever the emotional toll tooth loss has taken, it… Read more »