Archive for 'Fillings' Category

The End of Drilling?

Fillings, tooth decay

06/05/2015
Some say that in the future we’ll all work at home, drive flying cars, and never need to have a cavity drilled. Actually, one of those predictions may be coming true sooner than you think. Researchers at King’s College in London are presently testing a device that may one day more...

Why Are Dental Fillings So Important?

Fillings, tooth decay

11/09/2012
We try to brush and floss regularly, and to avoid sugary between-meal snacks... but sometimes we just can't seem to avoid tooth decay. According to a branch of the National Institutes of Health, tooth decay is the #1 chronic disease of children and adults in America. If you haven't had more...

Tooth-Colored Fillings: How Things Have Changed!

Fillings, tooth decay

11/09/2012
Once upon a time, when your dentist gave you a filling, you ended up with a silvery-gray spot of metal in the center of your tooth. But times have changed. Today, in many instances, you may have a choice: standard “silver” (dental amalgam) fillings, or nearly invisible tooth-colored fillings made more...

Tooth-Colored Fillings Offer Invisible Strength & Protection

Fillings, tooth decay

11/07/2012
What if you had a filling — and nobody knew it was there? That's one of the best things about tooth-colored fillings: They match the color of natural teeth so well that it's almost impossible to tell you have one. But the true beauty of a tooth-colored filling isn't just more...

More Choices than Ever in Dental Fillings

Fillings, tooth decay

11/04/2012
Most everyone knows the procedure for filling a cavity: After the suspicion of tooth decay has been confirmed by an exam and X-rays, you recline in the chair while your dentist numbs the tooth being treated, and then removes the decay with a dental drill or another handheld instrument. After more...