Mercury fillings are a common treatment for tooth decay and while safe, they may require removal at some point. Patients may choose removal for aesthetic reasons or it may be necessary for oral health. Today we'll explore some of the reasons patients undergo mercury filling removal and what treatments are available to restore oral health.
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If you want to transform your smile, you can choose between crowns and veneers. Either treatment can enhance your appearance. For those who are unsure, in this blog post, we describe the best candidates, breakdown the differences between a crown vs. veneer, and explain the process for each.
Not only does a broken tooth affect your appearance, it also has a negative impact on your oral health and function. Sharon Mateja, DDS, offers a number of treatments for broken teeth at our Rancho Cucamonga, CA, dental practice. Learn more about your treatment options in this informative blog post.
Dental fillings for children are often needed to fill cavities and prevent further decay to the teeth. These fillings can restore health and function to the smile. Our dental team will explore why children need fillings, available options, when to see your dentist, and aftercare for the best results.
Abfraction lesions are notches that develop on the tooth near the gingival margin. Left untreated, abfractions can make the teeth more vulnerable to damage and decay. This condition can be due to bruxism, dental erosion, or malocclusion. Here, Dr. Sharon Mateja discusses the causes of abfractions as well as treatment and prevention.
Teeth whitening is one of the most sought-after cosmetic procedures. Some patients experience mild side effects following the treatment. Here, dentist Sharon B. Mateja discusses some of the common side effects of teeth whitening and offers tips to reduce sensitivity.
Sleep apnea is a serious condition that can affect your overall health and wellness. Breathing is obstructed, leading to oxygen deprivation, irritability, headaches, chronic fatigue, and more. Read more about oral appliances at our Rancho Cucamonga, CA, practice and find out how they can aid in sleep apnea treatment.
Dental crown placement can restore strength to a tooth following trauma or restorative treatment. Side effects following the procedure are rare. Some patients report heightened sensitivity in the days following treatment.
There are now multiple options for individuals who are missing a full dental arch of teeth. Traditional dentures are prone to slipping. Or, dental implants can support a prosthetic if you are seeking superior stability. Dr. Sharon Mateja explains your options.
Dr. Sharon Mateja can safely remove your worn or damaged bridge and place a new prosthetic that can restore your ability to chew and speak with confidence. Learn more about the dental bridge replacement process.