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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 […]

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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 a lot about you […]

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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 complications are when a […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Do I have to have a new filling or can this one be polished? Many times teeth and tooth colored fillings become stained from different foods and beverages. It is the nature of tooth colored dental fillings – sometimes called white fillings or composite restorations –  that they will discolor and stain as they age.  Over time the edges of dental restorations […]

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