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Healthy Metal Free Fillings: What You Need to Know

December 12, 2018 2120 Views

In the past metal free fillings were only used in anterior teeth. The materials used in these former fillings were adequate for filling cavities on non-chewing surfaces; however, they did not have the durability or strength required for molars. While they were also tooth-colored, they stained easily and did not always produce a smooth surface …

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Get Rid of Your Silver Fillings with Crowns

September 14, 2018 2678 Views

For the longest period of time silver amalgam has been used as a dental filling material. These fillings include silver, tin, and copper with mercury included as a binder to hold it all together. The fact that amalgam has great strength and durability made them the filling material of choice, particularly for molars which must …

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What are Cosmetic Fillings Made Of?

July 16, 2018 3436 Views

A cosmetic filling is a procedure that your dentist carries out to improve the aesthetics and, often, the function of your teeth. The cosmetic filling is made from various materials depending on the location of the tooth and which materials the dentist uses at your office. At Porter Dental we can also use the cosmetic …

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