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Composite Vs. Silver (Amalgam) Fillings

When teeth are broken or have cavities, often times they can be restored with a filling. Fillings do have limitations and to be successful a certain amount of tooth structure must exist in order to support the filling. Generally there are two types of filling materials. One type and the most commonly used today is a tooth colored resin or composite material that bonds to the tooth. The other type is a silver filling.

Silver or amalgam fillings contain a mixture or alloy of silver, copper and mercury that are mixed together and set up hard in the tooth preparation. These types of fillings have been used for hundreds of years ...

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Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers Blog Post | Alafaya Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

 

Porcelain Veneers-Laminates

If you have discolored and stained, chipped, cracked, slightly misaligned teeth, or have metal fillings, you may want to consider porcelain veneers. To see what your smile would look like with veneers, we recommend you review our extensive before and after gallery.  We customize each smile to each person. There are many things we talk to you about and discuss to make the perfect smile for you.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

A porcelain veneer is a thin ceramic shell that  is custom crafted under magnification in a dental laboratory. While your new veneers are being fabricated you will wear a natural looking temporary that will resemble your ...

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Dental Implants

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Dental Implants

 

What is a dental implant? An implant is a titanium cylinder that is placed in the upper or lower jaw to replace a missing tooth or teeth. It may also be used to hold in a removable denture. There are three different parts to an implant.

Implant:

The implant its self is a titanium cylinder that is surgically placed in the jaw bone. Once placed the implants takes about 4-6 months to integrate with the bone surrounding it. Once fused with your bone an implant is very stable and long lasting.

Implant Abutment:

The abutment is a "connector" that is attached to the implant. Once placed, a crown is cemented in top of ...

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