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Protecting Tooth Enamel to Prevent Cracks & Extractions

Tooth enamel is an important component in the structure of all healthy teeth. It is a hard, semi-clear, outer tooth layer that protects from erosion caused by everyday use. Enamel also prevents sensitivity from hot and cold temperatures as we eat and drink different things. Sugars, acids, dyes, and chemicals all damage teeth in a...

Dental Crowns and Caps to restore your teeth

Dental Crowns and Caps

As far as a dental restoration goes, crowns and caps are used synonymously. Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth. Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth’s function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a...

Root canal therapy is necessary to repair some damaged teeth

Root Canal Therapy

The pulp, or soft inner tissue is important during the tooth’s development. Once a tooth is fully mature, the tooth can survive without the pulp because the tooth is nourished by tissues surrounding it. The pulp is normally surrounded and protected by a layer of dentin. Above the gumline, the dentin is protected by a...

Composite fillings fix cavities without a major procedure

Composite Fillings

Composite fillings are a mixture of glass or quartz filler in a resin medium that produces a tooth-colored filling. They are sometimes referred to as composites or filled resins. Composite fillings provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small-to-mid size restorations that need to withstand moderate chewing pressure. Less tooth structure is removed when...

Amalgam Fillings are different than composite fillings

Amalgam Fillings

Used by dentists for more than a century, dental amalgam is the most thoroughly researched and tested restorative material among all those in use. It is durable, easy to use, highly resistant to wear and relatively inexpensive in comparison to other materials. For those reasons, it remains a valued treatment option for dentists and their...

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