Restorative Dentistry/Filling

What are dental inlays and onlays?

Dental inlays and onlays are customized ceramic fillings (custom dental restorations) used to restore significantly broken molars and premolars that can’t be saved with a filling nor require full coverage crowns. They are an intermediary between fillings and dental crowns. What is the difference between dental inlays and onlays? Dental inlays are custom dental restorations …

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Composite fillings (Procedure, advantages and disadvantages) 

Dental composite fillings are tooth-colored fillings used to restore/fill teeth that show signs and symptoms of tooth decay. They are also known as white fillings. White fillings are also used for cosmetic improvement of the smile by restoring the color and reshaping disfigured teeth. What Are dental composite fillings Made Of? The white fillings are composed …

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How does fluoride make your teeth stronger?  

Fluoride has been used in toothpaste, mouthwashes, and water supplies for decades to make teeth stronger. However, people often wonder how does fluoride makes your teeth stronger. In this article, I will walk you through the mechanism of how fluoride incorporates into the teeth. Also, what is the safe dosage of fluoride that strengthens teeth …

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The crown broke off with a tooth in it – What should I do?

Root-canal treatment followed by a crown is one the most common dental treatment given to the patients worldwide with a success rate of 90% after 9 years. However, root-canal treated teeth are fragile and more prone to breakage than healthy teeth. You can run into an unpredictable crisis if you have a crown on your …

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