Q: My dentist placed a small white filling on the side of a front tooth earlier this year. Every couple of months it falls out and she replaces it at no charge. What do you suggest? “Queeny” from West Boca
A: I give you credit for the sincere loyalty you have for your doctor in letting her keep taking a crack at it. Some patients change dentists more than Joan Rivers changes plastic surgeons (and I’m just talking about the month of June!)
The key ingredient in bonding composite resin (tooth colored bonding) to tooth structure is the bonding agent. There have been 7 generations and over 23 products on the market made by over 13 companies. A recent comparison test in the Clinicians Report Newsletter showed the highest bonding strength was found in two products: Peak SE and Clearfil SE Bond.
For more info on this subject, contact us. Dr. Josephs practices Cosmetic, Implant and General Dentistry in Palm Beach and can be reached at email@example.com (888-378-6684) or visit www.palmbeachdentist.com
Note: Dr. Mitchell Josephs will be giving a free lecture on Implant, Cosmetic and General Dentistry and signing his latest book at the Jupiter Beach Resort on Thursday July 22nd at 2:00pm. Call 561-832-2917 to register.Tags: bonding, filling, mitche