The Benefits of Composite Fillings

Composite Fillings Greenville, NCToday, dentists and patients have several options when it comes to the materials used to repair teeth damaged by cavities. Tooth-colored fillings, also known as composite fillings, offer a number of advantages over fillings of the past, which were made of metal materials (either silver/amalgam or gold).

Dr. Matthew Warner of Willoughby Dental is pleased to offer composite fillings for patients who need to repair a damaged tooth or wish to replace a metal filling. Here, the trusted Greenville dentist reveals the benefits of composite fillings. Continue reading

The Benefits of Dental Bridges

Benefits of dental bridges Greenville, SCDental bridges are one of the strongest and most durable restorations that Dr. Matthew Warner offers at his Greenville dental practice. Designed to replace a missing tooth, dental bridges consist of an artificial tooth that is supported by surrounding teeth. The benefits of replacing missing teeth with dental bridges are many. Dr. Warner outlines some of those benefits in this blog post. Continue reading

Should You Replace Your Amalgam (Metal) Fillings?

Replacing metal fillingsIn past years, amalgam (metal) fillings were the only option to repair minor tooth damage and cavities. But today, patients have a more attractive option in tooth-colored fillings. Made of composite resin, these fillings are both aesthetically pleasing and long-lasting. As a trusted dentist, Dr. Matthew Warner often meets with patients who ask if they should replace their amalgam fillings for ones made of composite resin. He is also aware that there are lots of questions pertaining to whether amalgam fillings are dangerous to one’s health. Here, Dr. Warner sets the record straight on the safety of amalgam fillings and discusses when replacement is necessary. Continue reading

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Dental ImplantsDental implants, which are titanium posts surgically inserted into the jaw, are considered to be the most long-lasting and durable solution to missing teeth. But exactly how long do these dental restorations last? Dr. Matthew Warner a trusted dentist in Greenville, SC discusses the typical lifespan of dental implants and shares tips on how to take care of your dental implants. Continue reading