Category: Fillings

Preventing Damage From Sugar: 3 Suggestions

It’s no secret. Sugar can most certainly contribute to problems for your oral health. You are well aware of this fact because you have long heard that sugar yields damage. However, when you’re not entirely sure about what to do either because you really like sugar, because you don’t know how to avoid it, or… Read more »

Your Dental Filling: Problems It Fixes And Prevents

Did you know that when you come in to see our Ankeny, IA team for a dental filling, you’re not doing just one thing? Instead, by agreeing to a filling, you’re going to be achieving a long list of improvements that can both repair your tooth and prevent potential future problems (that, of course, you… Read more »

Dental Filling Quiz: True Or False?

There might not ever be a moment in your life when you jump for joy when we report to you that it’s time for a dental filling. However, it’s important that you don’t feel the need to shrink away from this recommendation when your smile calls for it. As a result, we wonder, do you… Read more »

Cavities: Avoid These 3 Approaches

When you know that you have a cavity, you may take one of several potential approaches. Of course, there’s only one correct approach (from our perspective), which is to schedule a dental filling and to receive it as soon as possible. However, we know that many patients take those other ineffective routes sometimes without recognizing… Read more »

3 Misconceptions About Dental Fillings

Do you find that you are worried about coming in for a dental filling because you have heard some pretty concerning or outlandish stuff about this treatment? The good news is that they provide you with an exceptional repair for a tooth that has a cavity. To help you feel more optimistic (and to clear… Read more »

Need A Filling Today? Don’t Delay!

Are you trying to decide when to schedule your dental filling? The best time to schedule your filling is immediately – this is always the case. Not sure why this is such a big rush, considering you just have a cavity, not a tooth infection or a broken tooth? Unfortunately, tooth decay can become a… Read more »

So You Have a Cavity? What Now?

“Oops.” You’ve just discovered that you have developed a cavity, and now you’re scared to go to the dentist. Is it because you’re worried you’ll need extensive treatment, or just due to a general anxiety about dentistry? Well fear not. Cavity treatment is often less invasive than people realize. Plus, prompt care can mark the… Read more »

It Could Be Simpler Than You Think To Cope with a Cavity

No one wants to hear he has a cavity, but a diagnosis of dental decay doesn’t mean it is the end of the world or even of your smile as you know it. Restorative treatment makes it possible to save a damaged tooth in most cases, allowing you to do better things than worry about… Read more »

The Many Benefits of Metal-Free Restorative Dentistry

Looking for an alternative to having a face full of metal? Modern dentistry means you no longer have to choose between the beauty of your smile, or protecting its health through restorative procedures. From tooth-colored fillings to porcelain crowns, there are a number of ways your restorative dentist can help address problems like cavities, without… Read more »

The White Dental Filling

The most common dental filling since the 1800s has been silver amalgam. Silver amalgam fillings are a mixture of silver, tin, copper, and mercury. Amalgam fillings contain about 50 percent mercury. It is the mercury that holds them together. Because there have been concerns over the years as to the safety of mercury, composite fillings… Read more »