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    Better Dental Alternatives to Metal Fillings

    Last updated 2 years ago

    For decades, the traditional metal-based filling was the only viable option for patients with cavities. Metal-based fillings were problematic in many ways, mainly because they contain mercury and can severely damage teeth. Fortunately, today’s dentists are able to offer a number of excellent alternatives to metal fillings that protect patient health without sacrificing effectiveness. Learn more about two of the most popular alternative filling options:

    Porcelain Inlays and Onlays

    Porcelain inlays and onlays are dental treatments designed to reinforce teeth that have moderate levels of damage, such as cracks, that do not require a dental crown. Porcelain is a non-toxic and highly durable substance. As a result, porcelain inlays and onlays are ideal for restoring your teeth to their former condition and appearance. 

    Mercury-Free Fillings

    The traditional amalgam filling is composed of 50% mercury. Since mercury is an extremely toxic substance that has a corrosive effect on the human body, many people hesitate at the thought of having it permanently embedded in their teeth. In addition, metal amalgam shrinks and expands as the temperature rises and falls, which can severely harm the integrity of teeth. Tooth-colored composite fillings offer a safe, durable alternative to metal fillings. Instead of putting your teeth at risk for permanent long-term damage, you can enjoy an attractive and long-lasting smile with materials such as porcelain and resin.

    Do you need a dependable dentist in the Tucson area? E Dental Solutions offers a wide range of outstanding general and cosmetic dentistry services, including veneers, dental implants and Invisalign. Dr. Elahe Wissinger focuses on making each patient feel as comfortable as possible, offering the best cosmetic options available today. Call (520) 441-6725 for more information or to set up an appointment.

    The Importance of Digital Dental X-Rays

    Last updated 2 years ago

    For decades, patients associated visits to the dentist with the traditional, highly cumbersome process of taking X-rays. Originally, patients would have to bite down on an uncomfortable plastic film holder and afterward sit around for lengthy periods waiting for the film to be developed. Thanks to the emergence of digital radiography technology, those days are over. The benefits of using digital X-rays in the dental office include:

    • Lower Radiation Levels

    Using digital X-rays reduces the amount of radiation involved in the procedure by as much as 90%. This significantly lowers the likelihood of any adverse effects caused by exposure to radiation, which also serves to put patients’ minds at ease concerning X-rays.

    • Smaller Sensors

    Digital X-rays require no film or processing chemicals at all and the dreaded plastic film holder is gone. While you sit in the chair, the dentist places a tiny sensor inside your mouth in order to digitally convert X-rays into recognizable images.

    • Instant Results

    After digital X-rays are taken, the images will show up nearly instantaneously on a computer screen. Your dentist can then discuss the findings with you using the detailed and easy-to-read illustration provided by the X-ray. This not only helps you better understand the current condition of your teeth, but also allows you to make the right decisions about your oral health.

    From regular cleanings to state-of-the-art cosmetic treatments, E Dental Solutions offers it all. Our Tucson dentist, Dr. Elahe Wissinger, utilizes cutting-edge dental procedures—from digital X-rays to mercury-free fillings—to enhance and improve each patient’s smile. When you need a dentist, don’t take chances—go with Tucson’s best. Call (520) 441-6725 today to set up your first appointment, or visit for additional information about our services.

    How to Properly Floss Your Teeth

    Last updated 2 years ago

    When it comes to keeping your teeth healthy and free of decay, flossing is as important as brushing. After all, the bristles on your toothbrush can’t reach many of the food particles that get stuck between your teeth, but this debris can become the breeding ground for decay-causing bacteria.

    Unfortunately, many people never learn how to floss properly and are discouraged by the prospect of doing it every day. Watch this video from Colgate for a helpful demonstration of how to floss properly. Eighteen inches of dental floss and a minute or two of free time are all you need! When you floss daily, you’re lowering your risk of periodontal disease, which is believed to increase your chances of heart attack.

    E Dental Solutions is a Tucson-area dental practice providing both family and cosmetic dentistry services. Call our Tucson Dentist today at (520) 441-6725 to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment.


    The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing medical or dental advice. You should contact your dentist to obtain advice with respect to any particular dental issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create a dentist-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the dental office or any individual dentist or medical professional.

    Your Guide to Laser Gum Contouring, Oral Health & Dental Implants

    Last updated 2 years ago

    Healthy teeth and a beautiful smile can help boost your confidence and self-esteem. Explore the resources listed below for more information about maintaining an attractive smile:

    To schedule an appointment with one of Tucson’s premier dentists, call E Dental Solutions today at (520) 441-6725.

    Dental Solutions for Correcting Tooth Loss

    Last updated 2 years ago

    Tooth loss is a relatively common issue that affects many people. Missing teeth can be embarrassing and troublesome, but your Tucson dentist at E Dental Solutions can offer a variety of solutions to correct this issue:

    • Dentures

    Dentures are removable appliances that provide the appearance and functionality of natural teeth. There are two types of dentures: full and partial. A full set is used in a mouth with no teeth, while a partial denture replaces only a small area of missing teeth. Dentures are generally secured into the mouth using an adhesive paste,but can also be attached to dental implants.

    • Bridges

    In contrast with dentures, a bridge is a permanent dental restoration that works by anchoring one or more false teeth to crowns placed over the healthy teeth adjacent to the gap. It is often hard to tell the difference between real teeth and bridgework, since the prosthetic teeth are made of natural-looking porcelain.

    • Implants

    Another permanent solution for tooth loss is a dental implant. Each implant involves a small titanium rod that is surgically placed below the gum line in order to substitute for the missing tooth root, a metal abutment that extends past the gums, and a porcelain crown that looks and feels just like a natural tooth. Implants can be used to replace multiple teeth, and are important for preserving the density of jaw bone.

    There are many options available to help patients deal with missing teeth. Dr. Wissinger provides high-tech cosmetic solutions for a wide variety of dental problems. If you live in the Tucson area and would like more information on dental implants, crowns and bridges, or metal-free partial dentures, call E Dental Solutions at (520) 441-6725 to schedule an appointment.

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