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How do I know I really need a filling or have a cavity? Is my Dentist telling me the truth? Who should I believe?

This is a very difficult situation to explain. I see it everyday day in my practice. Patients come to our office and tell me their other dentist told them they have a cavity and need some sort of dental treatment. They ask me if “they really have a cavity”. Their obvious implication is that the […]

Treatment Options for Fractured Teeth

If you have a tooth that's been fractured in some way, it can pose a number of health and cosmetic problems. The team at our Wilmington restorative dentistry center has been able to rebuild and restore people's damaged teeth through customized care and state-of-the-art techniques. In terms of the aesthetics of your smile, a tooth […]

What Causes Damage to Dental Fillings and Crowns?

Crowns and fillings are both very durable dental restorations, able to withstand a great deal of wear and tear over time. Regular biting and chewing will have limited affects on the strength and structure of a dental restoration. In fact, people at our Wilmington practice should be able to bite and chew without any significant […]

Tooth-Colored Fillings vs. Metal Fillings: Comparing Restorations

When it comes to advanced estorative dentistry to treat cavities, sometimes a tried and true solution works best. Such is the case with dental fillings. Our Wilmington practice places fillings regularly, and we have learned that all treatments for patients need to be customized and carefully considered. With regard to dental restorations, there's been some […]

Tooth Sensitivity after the Placement of Dental Fillings and Crowns

The purpose of restorative dentistry is to return health and function to the mouth while relieving any pain. Why then do some patients experience tooth sensitivity after dental fillings and crowns? At our Wilmington, DE cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry practice, Smile Solutions by Emmi Dental Associates, we are careful to warn patients that they […]

Treatment Options for Chipped Teeth

Smile Solutions by Emmi Dental Associates is a leading dentistry practice in Wilmington, offering the latest in restorative dentistry as well as advanced cosmetic and general care. Many patients who come to the practice have issues with tooth damage, such as chips and cracks. Thankfully there are different options out there that can address the […]

Treatments for Cavities

What is the first thing you notice when you meet somebody new? Is it the eyes? Is it the hair? In many cases, it’s the person’s smile. A study by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) found that the eyes were the first attribute new acquaintances notice, with the smile as second. At Smile […]

The Treatment Process for Dental Bridges

When patients experience tooth loss, they want to regain a healthy and full smile as soon as possible. Thanks to the various restorative services offered at our Wilmington office, there is a safe and effective way for everyone to replace missing teeth. Whether through dental implants, bridges, or dentures, we will help you determine the […]

Why do fillings “fall out” ?

I believe a big part of my job as a dentist is to explain to the patient what is happening in their mouth in terms they can understand. Some of my patients need a complete technical explanation from a mechanical engineering perspective. They want to hear about dental material tolerances, material biochemical structure, biomechanical limitations, […]

Tooth-Colored Fillings Benefits

For decades, silver amalgam fillings were used to treat cavities . This mixture of metals, including mercury, is still used today to fill holes in the teeth resulting from decay. In recent years, more options have become available due to advances in restorative dentistry. These options include tooth-colored fillings. Also referred to as white or […]