Blog Archive: Feb 2020

The Electric Toothbrush

Technology has changed nearly every aspect of our lives, and dentistry is no exception to the rule. Just as technology has drastically changed medicine, technology has improved dentistry over the past two decades. There have been advances in dental materials, processes, and instrumentation with an overall trend towards higher quality dental practices. It’s important to […]

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Filling Materials

One of the oldest filling materials is dental amalgam. It was called “amalgam” because it was an amalgamation of five different materials including mercury. Even though the mercury is bound, and amalgam fillings did a really good job of fixing holes, the fact that it was visible as black as well as the mercury content […]

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Filling Process and CAD- CAM Technology

In the past, gold and porcelain restorations took at least two appointments, as you needed to return to have the lab-made restorations cemented in place.  There was lag time between appointments waiting for the lab work, and people found it inconvenient coming to the dentist twice for just one issue. New advances in technology mean […]

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