Modern dentistry is more a function of the scientific development of new materials than a increase of skill by practitioners. The basic principle behind dentistry is to identify the problem, remove that problem then restore the tooth with whatever material is available. These materials have to be extremely durable, impervious to a wet environment, and usually esthetically appealing to the patient. Although dentists are also responsible for more complex issues like periodontal (gum) health and Temperomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ), for the sake of these informative articles we will confine ourselves to “restorative” dentistry.
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Fillings vs. Crowns
Periodontal / Gum Disease