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Why Dental Crowns Are Sometimes Needed
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Why Dental Crowns Are Sometimes Needed

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that fits over the visible areas of the tooth. Made to resemble your teeth, a dental crown might be necessary in several instances, such as protecting and strengthening a broken or decayed tooth. However, there are certain situations where a less expensive option should be considered.  If your...

Dental Fillings and MRI—Is There a Concern?
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Dental Fillings and MRI—Is There a Concern?

With more than 90% of adults suffering from cavities, fillings are the most common type of dental work performed by dentists. They are a safe and effective way to treat tooth decay. But if a doctor suggests an MRI of the head or neck, some people wonder if there are dangers with their metal fillings....

Knowing and Managing the Cost of a Dental Filling
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Knowing and Managing the Cost of a Dental Filling

No one enjoys getting a tooth filled, least of all having to pay for it. Dental fillings are not something that most people save for. But, unless you have dental insurance, the unexpected expense will fall completely on you to pay. Even if you are insured, you still might have to pay a portion of...

How Long Do Dental Fillings Last?
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How Long Do Dental Fillings Last?

The first questions that usually come to mind when someone needs a cavity fixed are “how much does a dental filling cost?” and “what is the procedure like?” Only later, sometimes not until they have a problem with a filling, do people start to ask “how long do fillings last?”  Unfortunately, fillings don’t last forever....

Are Dental Fillings Safe? What You Should Know
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Are Dental Fillings Safe? What You Should Know

According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 92% of adults aged 20 to 64 have tooth decay, also called dental caries. While some people may let a cavity go without treatment, the majority see a dentist for a dental filling. Dental fillings are the surest way to repair a tooth and save...

Are Dental Fillings Toxic?
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Are Dental Fillings Toxic?

When having a cavity filled, there are a few different materials to choose from. Over the years, there has been some controversy about the safety of some of those materials. Patients sometimes ask dentists the question “are dental fillings toxic?” According to the majority of dentists, medical associations, and government agencies, the answer to this...