When were dental fillings first used?

Answer A Chinese medical reference in 700 A.D. is the first recorded use of silver dental fillings. A German dentistry book dated 1528 to 1530 A.D. describes the use of gold fillings. Modern fillings were... Read More »

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Can zirconium oxide be used for dental fillings?

Zirconium oxide, also known as zirconia, is a ceramic material. According to a 2010 report in the "New York State Dental Journal," it can be used in dental fillings. Zirconia is less likely than ot... Read More »

How long do white dental fillings last?

White or composite resin fillings are composed of acrylic resin and glass powder. For this reason, composite fillings wear faster than silver or amalgam fillings because fillings may break with hea... Read More »

Teeth fillings , laughing gas and dental questions?

Okay this is how it goes. You are first explained the procedure, after they will prep by putting the mask on and giving you oxygen (it'll smell good kind of like bubble gum). Then when you have str... Read More »

Safety of Dental Composites Vs. Mercury Fillings?

The most controversial area among dentists pertains to dental materials. Today's dental graduates use dental composite filling material and would not consider mercury amalgam. Composite fillings ar... Read More »