Research for Stronger Teeth, Longer Lasting Fillings
If you’ve ever visited the dentist to have a cavity filled, you’re among the majority of Americans. Fillings prevent further decay and damage to the gums but do typically need to be replaced after about 7-10 years. However, researchers are experimenting with a pine tree bark extract that can prolong the life of a filling and reduce trips to the dentist.
When a tooth starts showing signs of decay, a dentist in Concord, NH can drill out the deteriorated portion and fill in the holes with a tooth-colored, resin material. Over time, the bond between the resin material and the dentin - the tissue beneath the enamel - weakens, and the ...