Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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What is Cosmetic Dentistry
... Cosmetic dentistry procedures include: Cosmetic fillings -- Alternative, natural-looking materials to conventional silver-colored fillings made from porcelain and composite resins, which are colored to match natural tooth enamel...

Patient Resources
... Cosmetic Procedures Invisalign® Cosmetic Fillings Bonding Procedures Cosmetic Contouring Crowns and Bridges Crown Lengthening Dental Bridges Specialty Dentures Excessive or Uneven Gums Ridge Augmentation Soft Tissue Grafts Replacement of Lost Gum Tissue Dental Implants Smoking and Implants Dental Veneers Oral Health Topics Introduction Fluoride The Preventive Program Fillings Infection Control Medication and Heart Disease Latex Allergy Age and Oral Health Tobacco Oral Piercing High-Tech Office Tooth Care What is Tooth Decay...

Dental Services
... Tooth Whitening Veneers TMJ Treatment Dentures/Partials Root Canal Tooth Colored Fillings Dental Implants Crowns/Bridges Bonding Cosmetic Contouring Specialty Dentures Cosmetic Fillings Grafts Excessive or Uneven Gums Braces (Orthodontia) Sealants Extractions Scaling and Root Planing Flap Surgery Jaw / TMJ Maxillogacial Surgery Cosmetic Dentistry 6 Month Braces Botox and Dermal Fillers Emergency Dental Treatment If you have a life-threatening or severe injury, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room...

Bad Breath Might be a Sign of a More Serious Oral Condition
...Repairing teeth damaged by decay — removing diseased tissue, filling cavities or repairing defective fillings — will also reduce the level of decay-causing bacteria...

No "Glee" in Tooth Grinding
...When the teeth are unconsciously ground together, the forces they produce can wear down the enamel, cause chipping or damage to teeth or dental work (such as veneers or fillings), or even loosen a tooth! While it’s common in children under 11 years old, in adults it can be a cause for concern...

Lamar Odom Rebounds From Dental Anxiety
...Once he did, it was found that he needed a root canal, a wisdom tooth extraction, and several fillings...

Chrissy Teigen's Teeth-Grinding Troubles
...In time, teeth can become chipped, worn down — even loose! Any dental work on those teeth, such as fillings, bonded areas and crowns, may also be damaged, start to crumble or fall out...

Disclosing Agents Show Plaque You've Missed When Brushing and Flossing
...Plaque's soft, sticky consistency enables it to hide in hard to reach places below the gum line, irregular biting surfaces, or in fillings or other dental work...

Dental Amalgam Continues to be a Durable and Safe Tooth Filling
...These studies have also found no ill effects in either children or adults with dental amalgam fillings...

Janet Jackson: Even pop stars get insecure about their smiles!
...Tooth-colored fillings: If you have silver-colored fillings on teeth that show when you smile, consider replacing them with unnoticeable tooth-colored fillings...

New Minimally Invasive Techniques are Improving Tooth Decay Treatment
...And new, stronger dental fillings like those made with composite resins require less structural removal to accommodate them...

Don't Worry About Dental Amalgam: It's Safe for Treating Cavities
Dental amalgam—also known as “silver fillings”—has been used for nearly a hundred years to treat cavities...

Could a Metal Allergy Keep You From Getting a Dental Implant?
... Metals have also played an important role in dental care, particularly dental amalgam used for tooth fillings...

Glossary
... Composite filling - Tooth colored restorations, also known as resin fillings...

Cosmetic Fillings
There are alternative, natural-looking materials to conventional silver-colored fillings – materials made from porcelain and composite resins, which are colored to match natural tooth enamel...

Introduction
Does mercury in the silver fillings in your mouth pose any long-term health risks...

Fillings
Frequently asked questions: dental fillings Are dental amalgams safe...

What is Tooth Decay?
... Plaque also can attack fillings and other restorations in your mouth, which can lead to more costly treatment down the road...

Bulimia Nervosa
...  Other problems, such as poorly fitting fillings and braces, are another byproduct of such eating disorders...

Plaque
...  Ironically, the areas surrounding restored portions of teeth (where fillings, or amalgams have been placed) are particularly vulnerable to decay and are a breeding ground for bacteria...

Extractions
General Procedure When restoration procedures such as root canal therapy, crowns, or fillings are not enough to save a tooth, it may need to be pulled, or extracted...

Veneers
... Porcelain veneers can mask undesirable defects, such as teeth stained by tetracycline, by an injury, or as a result of a root-canal procedure, and are ideal for masking discolored fillings in front teeth...

Teeth Whitening
...These products also are not as effective on pitted or badly discolored teeth, or on restorations such as crowns, bridges, bonding and tooth-colored fillings (porcelain veneers or dental bonding may be more appropriate in this case)...

Old and Unsightly Fillings
Newer kinds of fillings made from composite resins and porcelain can restore unsightly fillings; many people are surprised how natural these kinds of filling materials can make a tooth once covered by the old-fashioned silver amalgams...

Anesthesia
...Such medications block the nerves from transmitting signals and are used for more major types of procedures, such as fillings and root canals...

Air Abrasion
...Although air abrasion is not suitable for work on crowns and bridges, it is often used for bonding procedures, and on tooth restorations involving composite, or tooth-colored fillings...

Robert Perri, D.D.S.
Linda Maiorano, D.D.S.
466 Old Hook Road, Suite 24B
Emerson, NJ 07630
201-261-6688