Can You Keep Getting Fillings Replaced Forever?

Most people will experience a cavity at some point or another in their life. When a tooth develops a cavity, the easiest way to treat it is by removing the decay and sealing the tooth with a dental filling. Unfortunately, dental fillings don’t last forever and eventually need to be replaced. Find out how Read More

6 Reasons You Should Replace Your Metal Crowns

If you have metal dental crowns in your mouth, you should seriously consider replacing them. You might have gotten them because they were the only option available at the time. Today, modern dentistry offers ceramic dental crowns suitable for any situation where dentists used metal crowns in the past. Although there were good Read More

Can Car Bumper Technology Help Improve Tooth-Colored Fillings?

If you listen to older people talk about modern cars, you’ll probably hear the complaint that modern cars are terrible because they pop apart in an even minor collision. However, real crash testing shows just how much better modern cars are in crashes. Part of the reason for that is the use of better modern Read More

Experiment Tests New Dental Fillings for Astronauts

What do you do if you have a dental emergency and the nearest dentist is over 250 miles away? What if the dentist is actually 30 million miles away? That’s the situation that could be facing astronauts on a potential trip to Mars. Before we start sending people on distant trips, we have to figure Read More

MRIs Release Mercury from Fillings

A new study is causing a stir about the impact of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on metal amalgam fillings. The study shows that when people get MRIs, their fillings release mercury. Most of the news coverage on this study focuses on the fact that high-powered MRIs caused a high release of mercury. However, the truth Read More

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