Space Maintainer

Space Maintainers Few people realize the importance of primary (deciduous or baby) teeth. They do much more than help children chew food. The first set of teeth help with speech production and development, establish healthy and nutritious eating patterns, and give children self-confidence. But perhaps most importantly, primary teeth hold the appropriate amount of space for…

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Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Most adults have four wisdom teeth, two in the upper and lower jaw respectively. Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last teeth to erupt in your mouth. This generally occurs between the ages of 17 and 25. Unfortunately, over 80% of wisdom teeth are impacted and need to be…

Occlusal Adjustment

OCCLUSAL ADJUSTMENT When you bite, do you feel like your jaw is lopsided? If so, then you may need an occlusal adjustment. An occlusal adjustment corrects the alignment of the bite, that is a result of loose, shifting, crowded, or missing teeth. The result is an evenly distributed bite that eliminates irregular pressure on one…

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…