Tag Archives: composite

Broken tooth fixed with composite

Martin before and after

Case of the week Sam took a spill late night on his college campus on a sheet of ice and landed directly on his mouth.  The result can be seen below.  Fortunately the tooth did not break into the nerve and I was thus able to restore the tooth with a composite veneer. I don’t […]

Broken front tooth saved by Dr. Bauer with composite veneer!

broken front tooth

Case of the week Frank fell and broke his tooth off as a young man but forntuantly saved the teeth and his previous dentist was able to bond the two pieces back togehter and it lasted for several decades UNTIL ……….   I received a photo in a text message stating the piece is now […]

Old brown filling

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Case of the week This is NOT the same thing as a brown front tooth What do you see when Sally smiles? All Sally could see was that old discolored filling.  Although structurally there was nothing wrong with the composite filling, it no longer looked esthetically pleasing.  Composites used years ago lacked color stability properties […]

Do amalgams fracture teeth more than composite?

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Do amalgams fracture teeth more than composite?  There are not many good studies on this important topic but the answer appears to be yes.  However, it appears that the age, dental habits, and the size of the restoration are more important.  Also the type of crack, cusp fracture or vertical root fracture, seem to differ. […]

Amalgam vs Composite

amalgam to comp

Should you get a metal amalgam filling or a plastic composite filling? Amalgam vs Composite!! Amalgam vs composite is an ongoing controversy and depending on your desires, which one is best for you will depend. Researching amalgam vs composite? Read all about amalgams and dental composites here!  Amalgam is, as name implies, an amalgamation or […]

Are you thinking of removing your old metal amalgam filling?

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Are you thinking of removing your old metal amalgam filling? There is a small but vocal group of individuals in this country and around the world claiming that amalgam fillings are unhealthy and unsafe, despite mountains of evidence to the contrary.  These people usually recommend that the amalgam fillings be replaced with composite white fillings.  […]

Porcelain repair

Need steps for a porcelain repair with composite? Porcelain repair with composite is possible but is more technique sensitive than most dentistry. Porcelain repair step by step Bevel and roughen with rough diamond (or sandblast) Apply 9% HF 1 minute – 90 seconds Regular phosphoric acid etch 20 seconds agitated to clean and remove salts […]