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Taking care of tooth colored fillings so they last!

January 21, 2020

Filed under: Composite fillings,Tooth Colored Fillings — Tags: , — Dr Julie Gillis @ 7:04 pm

If you have had white fillings or tooth colored fillings on your teeth, you have probably had your teeth restored with a dental material called a composite.   These ‘white’ fillings or tooth colored fillings are not solid porcelain, in fact the resin matrix is like plastic.  Because of this, tooth colored fillings do require some special care to help these restorations last as long as […]

Can Composite Bonding be Completed in One Visit?

April 12, 2019

Can Composite Bonding be Completed in One Visit? and What happens during composite bonding? Composite bonding can be completed in just one visit to improve a smile!  Let’s say you have a job interview coming up and you want to look your very best.  You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression and this interview is important to you!  Your smile says […]

You Just Had a Tooth Filling. Was It Done Well?

December 3, 2016

Filed under: Fillings,General Dentistry — Tags: — Dr Julie Gillis @ 12:13 am

So, you just had a tooth filling? Can you tell if it was done well? Can you tell if your dentist is concerned about the quality of his or her treatment? What should you expect to feel? Was your tooth filling done well?  This can be a very difficult question to answer! This article discusses some of the things patients should be aware of to evaluate […]

Composite or Tooth Colored Filling – Conservative and Cool!

April 7, 2016

Composite or Tooth Colored Filling – Conservative and Cool! A composite or tooth colored filling may be just what you need to improve your smile!   Sure, they do not last as long as a porcelain restoration and they do have limitations but the goal of this blog is to show a conservative approach to improving a smile and let you know what the potential benefits and […]

Tooth Decay That Extends Below the Gums and How to Treat It!

December 2, 2015

Filed under: Dental Health,Fillings — Tags: , — Dr Julie Gillis @ 7:40 pm

Tooth Decay That Extends Below the Gums and How to Treat It! When you have a cavity or tooth decay that extends below the gums (subgingival) it may be difficult to treat.  Most dental restorative materials require a dentist to keep the area dry during the restoration.  This can be difficult when decay is below the gums!

Did Your Dentist Ever Warn You About Tooth Bleaching and Bonding?

October 27, 2015

Did your dentist ever warn you about tooth bleaching and having dental treatment that includes any type of bonding? If not, they should have!

Treating Tooth Cavities Without The Drill? Yes we can!

April 17, 2014

In September 2009 DMG America came out with a new product for dentists known as ICON Our Treatment Assistant, Regina, shares these notes about this exciting new product for treating small areas of decay or decalcification without using the drill as would normally be done for dental fillings! ICON stands for infiltration concept. Dentists with the use of this new technology can treat incipient tooth decay […]

Small Cavity or Chipped Tooth? Your Best Fix is a Bonded, Tooth-Colored Restoration!

January 14, 2014

Bonded, Tooth-Colored Restorations –Still the Best Restoration for Small Cavities or Small Chips!   Bonded, tooth-colored restorations also known as composite restorations have stood the test of time, and they are still the best restoration for small cavities!  For years dentists placed amalgam or silver fillings composed primarily of a 50/50 blend of silver and mercury.  First, the dentist would remove the decay, then the […]

The Time For Amalgam or Silver/Mercury Amalgam Fillings is Past!

October 14, 2013

Tooth-Colored Fillings – Forget Silver/Mercury Amalgam Fillings! Tooth colored fillings  also known as composite fillings are not new! They are better looking, better for your tooth, more conservative and tooth-colored fillings have stood the test of time for small restorations due to decay or fracture. If your tooth needs a filling, there are still dentists that recommend silver fillings or amalgam fillings instead of tooth-colored or composite fillings. […]

Will Tooth Bonding Work For You? Please Ask Us For Options!

July 10, 2013

When you have small chips, cracks, or stains, cosmetic bonding may offer a simple cosmetic dentistry solution.   The process involves mixing resin to create a shade that matches your natural teeth and applying it to the affected area. The tooth-colored cosmetic bonding material is cured with a light and adheres to the surface of your teeth, immediately resulting in a more beautiful smile. You’ll […]