Replace My Amalgam Filling?

Amalgam fillings, or silver fillings, can last a very long time. However, eventually these fillings will need to be replaced. Generally speaking, most dentists no longer place amalgam fillings. The type of replacement restoration needed depends on the size of the existing filling as well as the health of the tooth. Why replace an amalgam…

Do I have a cracked tooth?

Cracked Teeth: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment With people living longer and more stressful lives, we see cracked teeth more and more often at our dental office. Yet cracked teeth can be difficult to detect for a number of reasons. The most common reason is that the pain often comes and goes. Because of the short…

Crown vs Root Canal

Many patients mistakenly believe that if a tooth requires a crown, it also requires a root canal. While this is not always true, it can be a bit confusing because teeth that require root canal therapy most often do, in fact, require a crown. So what’s the difference? We will attempt to resolve the confusion.…