Are dental fillings safe?

Fillings are a protective measure for holes that can be created by plaque, a sticky coating of germs that forms on teeth every day. Among Canadian adults, 96 percent have at least one tooth that is either decayed or has been filled (the average is at least 10); Canada’s teens have, on average, at least…

DENTAL FILLINGS HEAL TEETH WITH STEM CELLS

The scientists are now hoping to develop the technique with industry partners in order to make it available for dental patients as an alternative to traditional fillings. Kyle Vining, a fellow at the Wyss Institute at Harvard University, said: “We are excited about the promise of therapeutic biomaterials for bringing regenerative medicine to restorative dentistry.”…

Fillings that heal your teeth – How regenerative medicine could change your visit to the dentist

Researchers from the University of Nottingham and the Wyss Institute at Harvard University have developed therapeutic synthetic, light-curable, biomaterials for dental treatments that support native dental stem cells inside teeth to repair and regenerate dentin.   The approach could significantly impact millions of dental patients each year by dental fillings that help heal teeth when…

What is the difference between inlay, onlay, overlay and pinlay?

Inlay, onlay, overlay and pinlay are types of restorative prosthesis that fall somewhere between fillings and dental crowns. In other words, these microdentures are used to restore cavities that are too large for fillings but can be managed without installing crowns. This is a conservative treatment and is preferred over crowns as they help to…

Drill-less Fillings / Air Abrasion

  When dealing with teeth requiring sealants or those with small cavities, we need a device which can remove tiny areas of debris and decay gently and selectively. That’s what Air Abrasion is all about. Air Abrasion works not by cutting, but by selectively scrubbing away soft areas of debris and rotten tooth structure while…

Tooth Regeneration Gel Could Replace Painful Fillings

THE GIST – A new gel could soon eliminate painful fillings and root canals. – The technology doesn’t prevent cavities; it heals teeth by regenerating them. – Although this is good news for teeth, the research could also be applied to heal bones and other tissues in the body. Dentists could soon hang up their…

Dental Fillings

Dental fillings are used to repair worn, decayed or damaged teeth. It is important to remember that cleaning your teeth regularly and enjoying a wide variety of nutritious foods can help to prevent tooth decay and avoid the need for fillings. Dental check-ups can help to make sure any problems are found and treated early….