Archive for the ‘Fillings’ Category

How to Manage Tooth Decay Risk Factors

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020
lower these tooth decay risk factors

Do what you can to lower your risk for tooth decay and cavities.

Tooth decay doesn’t happen randomly but is the end result of bacteria feeding on the sugar present on your teeth and producing acid. High acidity then erodes your tooth enamel and creates the perfect environment for cavities and tooth decay. However, you don’t need to wait for cavities to form to address them. You can monitor the following four tooth decay risk factors to prevent cavities from developing.  (more…)

How Cavity Fillings Work

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
what are cavity fillings

Learn how cavity fillings work and why they are beneficial.

When you have a cavity, you know it’s time to get a filling. However, you may not know how fillings work and what the dentist is doing when operating on your teeth. Understanding what happens during a cavity filling is useful for not just calming your nerves around the procedure but for understanding why fillings are important to have. Read on to understand how cavity fillings work and why you should not hesitate to get one when it’s needed.  (more…)

What You Need To Know Dental Fillings

Thursday, August 29th, 2019
Learn everything you need to know about dental fillings.

Learn everything you need to know about dental fillings.

A dental filling helps to restore a tooth that was damaged by decay and helps to prevent further decay by removing areas where bacteria can enter. If you need a filling, your dentist will consider a few factors to decide which type of material is best for you. Continue reading to learn more important facts about dental fillings! (more…)

How Long Do Dental Fillings Last?

Friday, April 29th, 2016
Silver dental fillings have a life expectancy of 12-13 years. If your dental filling has fallen out, contact us immediately!

Silver dental fillings have a life expectancy of 12-13 years. If your dental filling has fallen out, contact us immediately!

If you have ever had a cavity, you are familiar with the process of getting a dental filling. Your dentist removes the decay from the tooth in question and “fills” that portion of the tooth with a hardened material. How long your filling will effectively last all depends on what type of filling you actually have. Your dentist could have used one of several different materials including silver amalgam, porcelain, gold, plastic, and most commonly – white, tooth-colored composite resin. Let’s talk about how long these fillings last and why you might need replacement. (more…)