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Problems With Stainless Steel Crowns and Their Alternatives

Alternatives to Stainless Steel Crowns Alternatives to stainless steel crowns include resin-based fillings and all-porcelain crowns. These options avoid placing metal in the mouth. The filling material we use in our office is primarily comprised of porcelain particles and has minimal resin fillers, making it a safer dental material. For pediatric patients, if the cavity […]

Does it Hurt to get Dental Implants?

Is it Painful to get Dental Implants?    Left: Titanium Implant with Zirconia Crown. Right: Zirconia Implant and Crown Dental Implants are the biggest advancement to dentistry of the century. Dental implants have made it possible to replace teeth with equally functional replacement teeth. Dental implants replace the missing tooth’s root portion making a strong biological […]

How Long Is Recovery Period After Wisdom Tooth Removal?

What Is The Recovery Period After Wisdom Tooth Extractions? Wisdom Tooth Removal FAQ The Recovery period after removing Wisdom teeth can be as little as 1-2 days of moderate soreness with intermittent throbbing pain. The soreness and throbbing pain will decrease to minor soreness from days 3-7. The soreness and throbbing is usually controlled by […]

Zeramex Zirconia Dental Implant

Zirconia Dental Implants have been on the market for several years, but Natural Dentist Associates has never been more excited about placing them until about 4 months ago when the Swiss made Zeramex Zirconia Dental Implant achieved FDA approval.   Advantages of the Zeramex Zirconia Implant: tooth colored and very esthetically pleasing etched/roughened surface to […]

TMJ Treatment In Rockville, MD

TMJ Treatment There are lots of simple home remedies for treating TMJ Pain: stretches, hot cloths, tongue exercises. But if your jaw pain is bad enough that you’re considering a consultation with a dentist, we can possibly assume you’ve tried these remedies and need to consider a more serious approach. The sources of TMJ Pain […]

Safe Amalgam Filling Removal

Safe Amalgam Filling Removal Many of my patients ask about the risks of Metal aka Amalgam and Mercury Fillings.  Are the fillings Safe?  Should I have them removed?  Am I being exposed or poisoned by the Mercury in the Metal Fillings that are in my mouth?  Will the Metal and Amalgam fillings make me sick? […]

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