Category: Restorative Dentistry

The Risks of a Knocked-Out Tooth Filling

Chances are, you have at least one dental filling in your teeth, or are close to someone who has had one placed. After all, cavities affect over 90% of adults in the US, and dental fillings are among the most common restorations for treating mild to moderate tooth decay. Even if you have a severe… Read more »

All About Tooth Fillings

As the most common chronic disease in the world, tooth decay may occur even if you brush and floss your teeth and visit your dentist regularly. When allowed to progress, the bacterial tooth infection can lead to a cavity, or hole in your tooth, that will need to be cleaned and filled to stop the… Read more »

Does Your Dental Filling Live Up to Standards?

Today’s dental techniques and materials have significantly raised the bar of standards for treatment. More people enjoy beautiful, healthy, natural smiles than ever before thanks to highly-effective and cosmetically-pleasing dental restorations. For instance, if your tooth develops a cavity, you have a variety of options for treating it before the infection eats away your entire… Read more »

Is Root Canal Therapy as Bad as They Say?

Of all the restorative dental treatments available today, root canal therapy is perhaps one of the most notorious. Due to erroneous assumptions or exaggerated third-party stories, many people hesitate to receive the necessary treatment, and lose their teeth as a result. The good news, however, is that root canal treatment isn’t as dramatic as it’s… Read more »

What to Do About a Failed Dental Filling

When you think of a dental emergency, you might automatically think of a cracked, broken, or knocked out tooth. If your tooth has a filling and it’s damaged or knocked out, then the injury can also constitute an emergency as your tooth’s interior becomes exposed and vulnerable to infection. Aside from restoring and protecting teeth,… Read more »

Why Don’t Cracked Teeth Heal?

Take a moment to consider the scars (if any) on your hands, knuckles, arms, legs, torso, elbows, knees, and anywhere else that’s applicable. Depending on the injury, you may not have had to do much more than sterilize it and wait for it to heal. If a bone was broken, then it should have healed… Read more »

Root Canals: Different Solutions to the Same Problem

Contrary to popular vernacular, a root canal isn’t a dental procedure; it’s the channel through which your tooth receives its essential minerals, nutrients, and hydration. Often called root canal for short, root canal treatment (or RCT) involves cleaning and sealing these passages when your tooth’s internal tissues are severely infected. The procedure is a last-resort… Read more »

Non-Metal Cavity Treatment

Cavities are the most widespread chronic disease among children and adults alike. In fact, we spoke yesterday about the Global Burden of Disease (2010) study that reported over 35% of the world’s population suffers from tooth decay. If you’re among them, and you’ve had your cavity treated, then there’s a good chance that it was… Read more »

How Many Ways Can You Restore Your Smile?

For the most part, your dental health care should focus on prevention. Avoiding progressive issues like tooth decay and gum disease is preferable to dealing with them once they develop. Nevertheless, dental issues are a common problem, and restoring compromised smiles is a major facet of professional dentistry. Southlake restorative dentist, Dr. Gregory Wright, offers… Read more »

The Properties of Metal and Non-Metal Fillings

Metal amalgam is a mixture of liquid mercury and a powdered alloy containing silver, tin, copper, and other trace metals. Since the late 1800s, amalgam has helped countless patients with cavities restore their teeth as an inexpensive and durable dental filling. However, as highly-effective as metal amalgam fillings are, they still fall short in their… Read more »