Amalgam Filling Removal

AMALGAM FILLING REMOVAL Dental amalgam is a common material used to fill cavities. Fillings made with amalgam also are known as silver fillings. Amalgam is a combination of metals that has been the most popular and effective filling material used in dentistry for the last 150 years. Although it sometimes is called “silver amalgam,” amalgam…

Composite Filling

COMPOSITE FILLING To treat a cavity your dentist will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and then “fill” the area on the tooth where the decayed material was removed. Fillings are also used to repair cracked or broken teeth and teeth that have been worn down from misuse (such as from nail-biting or tooth…

Twin Block Appliance

TWIN BLOCK APPLIANCE A twin block appliance is a type of plate that is called a functional appliance. Functional appliances are used to encourage growth of the lower jaw and reduce large protrusions of upper front teeth. On average, the upper teeth protrude by 2 – 3 mm ahead of the lower teeth. Functional appliances…