Restorative dentistry

Longevity and cost of amalgam vs composite fillings: pros and cons

When a tooth is damaged or decayed, your dentist restores its original shape and function with a filling. There are a number of materials that can be used, including amalgam, tooth-colored composite fillings, or even crowns. The choice of material depends on the strength and stability of the remaining tooth, the strength of the material …

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What is the timeline for all on 4 dental implants?

The all-on-four process is designed to support an entire arch of replacement teeth on only four implants. Although the treatment seems rather straightforward, the fact that it involves oral surgery means that it will take longer to heal completely. But the four to six months of treatment are worth it to get a stable set …

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What do all on 4 implants feel like?

All-on-four dental implants have a different feel from using dentures or dental bridges. They also don’t quite feel like your natural teeth. Generally, all-on-4 implants feel quite stable compared to any other tooth replacement treatment because the four implants are drilled into the jaw, unlike dentures that sit on your gums or bridges that are …

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