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Do You Have Old Fillings?

If you have old fillings, that will be one of the things we check on whenever you come in for an appointment. We'll examine your teeth to ensure that the damage or decay has not progressed any further. A filling is a tried-and-true method for fixing a cavity and preventing further damage to the tooth. [...]

Do You Have Old Fillings?2022-03-05T19:23:47+00:00

Tooth-Colored Fillings vs. Amalgams

With advancements in dental materials, cavity fillings have come a long way. It used to be commonplace for dentists to use amalgam fillings to treat teeth affected by decay or cavities. Today, more and more people opt for tooth-colored fillings. What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings? Tooth-colored fillings are composite resin that typically contains a ceramic & [...]

Tooth-Colored Fillings vs. Amalgams2021-06-30T15:59:59+00:00

Amalgam & Silver Filling Removal

Metal-Free, Tooth-Colored Fillings in St. Clair Shores, MI Fix cavities or replace old mercury amalgams with tooth-colored fillings. Chewing puts incredible stresses on teeth. That's why, in the past, filling cavities and restoring damaged teeth usually involved metals such as gold, silver, or an amalgam. (A mixture of metals, including mercury.) Today, you have a [...]

Amalgam & Silver Filling Removal2019-11-05T08:00:13+00:00

Repair Your Smile with Tooth Colored Fillings!

Tooth Colored Fillings for a Natural Appearance Do you have a cavity, but have always hated the thought of dark, metallic-looking fillings? Or maybe you already have one of these "amalgams" and it's time for a replacement? Well, consider the beautiful results that can be achieved with composite resin, tooth colored fillings. Your teeth will [...]

Repair Your Smile with Tooth Colored Fillings!2018-03-06T08:00:55+00:00

The Rubber Dental Dam

Throughout your treatment at our office, we want to keep you comfortable and safe while providing the best possible care. During many of our procedures we use a rubber dam (aka dental dam) to help. The rubber dam is a thin sheet that allows us to isolate the teeth we're treating. By stretching the rubber [...]

The Rubber Dental Dam2016-04-26T00:00:27+00:00

The Shading of Your Smile

Regardless of what your smile needs (cosmetic improvement, tooth restoration, even dentures), there’s one thing you’ll want when we’re done: attractive, natural-looking teeth. Getting teeth to look their natural best comes from the shape and color assessments we make throughout the procedure. Color depends of tooth size and thickness, location in the mouth, your skin [...]

The Shading of Your Smile2014-07-01T00:00:04+00:00

No More Metal Mouth

You don't have to be a dentist to know that metal is NOT a normal component of teeth. Used to be, gold or silver amalgam was necessary to restore structural integrity to damaged teeth (especially molars) that would be subjected to the great stress caused by chewing. Today, there are new materials that stand up [...]

No More Metal Mouth2014-05-06T00:00:54+00:00

Composite Fillings

What is a composite resin (white filling)? A composite resin is a tooth-colored plastic mixture filled with glass (silicon dioxide). Introduced in the 1960s, dental composites were confined to the front teeth because they were not strong enough to withstand the pressure and wear generated by the back teeth. Since then, composites have been significantly [...]

Composite Fillings2012-11-27T00:00:58+00:00

A Metal Free Mouth

Is Yours to Choose! The esthetic result is beyond compare: your teeth will look as fresh, white, and natural as when they first grew in. Chewing puts incredible stresses on teeth. That’s why, in the past, filling cavities and restoring damaged teeth involved a tradeoff—usually between strength and good looks. You don’t have to be [...]

A Metal Free Mouth2012-10-23T00:00:44+00:00