1How can I get Quality Dental Fillings (Restorations) that Last?
A quality dental filling should return the tooth to healthy form and function as well as protect your teeth from recurring decay. Your filling should be long lasting and be bio-compatible.
Dr. Farnum has researched and found the best restoration materials that dentistry has to offer: gold and porcelain. Few dentist in Tucson offer these materials as they require more experience and skill to use than the alternatives.
Your benefits of these materials are so great that Dr. Farnum is absolutely passionate about them. Dr. Farnum is a master in the art of gold and porcelain fillings (restorations) and guarantees the quality of his materials.
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2How can I Defend against Recurring Decay?
Gold and porcelain return teeth to Healthy Form and Function. Gold and porcelain restorations, when properly fitted and placed, are longer lasting, healthier, and provide the best barrier against recurring tooth decay than any other dental material. What does this mean for you? Less recurring decay means less re-drilling of your teeth, less replacement of fillings, less time in a dentist chair, less overall pain, less overall expense, healthier teeth and a happier you throughout your lifetime.
3What if I want a White Filling or a Composite Filling?
There are two options for ‘white’ or tooth colored fillings: porcelain (glass) or composite (plastic). A porcelain filling or restoration returns the tooth to form and function, provides defense against recurring decay, is cosmetically attractive and can last you up to 25+ years. Being composed of glass porcelain fillings or restorations can break.
Composite fillings have a lower cost, are cosmetically attractive, are easier to place than porcelain, and last an average of 5 to 8 years. Dr. Farnum has researched the market for composite formulas that provide high quality service and bio-compatibility. For patients who prefer a composite, he typically recommends Diamond Crown which can be color matched to the tooth.
4What if I want a Silver Filling?
Dr. Farnum is respectful of patients wishes. If you want silver fillings, he can provide you with a referral to another dentist.
5What if I think I have a cavity, or a broken tooth, or need extensive dental work done? What can I expect from my treatment with Dr. Farnum?
Dental Restoration (single filling) and Reconstruction (whole mouth repair)
When you make an appointment, Dr. Farnum will personally assess your condition and offer you the most healthful, effective, and biologically compatible recommendations to return you to optimal dental health, with options that fit your unique needs. You can expect considerate, professional care focused on returning your teeth and mouth to Healthy Form and Function.