Stay Away from a Mouth Full of Metal

If you had a cavity filled when you were younger, it’s extremely likely that it was filled with a dark, amalgam filling, which were initially developed from a combination of silver, zinc, copper, tin, and mercury. Over time, these fillings wear down and can start to deteriorate. Often, this deterioration can lead to leakage, which allows you to come in contact with these heavy-metal materials, which can be harmful to your health. This leakage can also lead to further tooth decay.

Traditional fillings are dark in color and, therefore, draw attention away from your otherwise bright, white smile. To avoid these cosmetic and health problems that are associated with amalgam fillings, we use metal-free composite resin to create dependable, natural-looking dental fillings.

Metal-free fillings will protect your oral health and keep your smile’s appearance intact. If you need to have a cavity filled, we will tint the composite resin so that your restoration blends in with your surrounding tooth structure. All-white fillings bond directly to your tooth, so your restoration is durable and functions just like a natural tooth would. These fillings also allow for less removal of healthy tooth, so they are a conservative treatment option for cavities and tooth decay.

We’re Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans, and we encourage you to call our office at (775) 800-4845 to make an appointment so that we can discuss transforming and restoring your smile with all-white fillings. Wager Evans Dental, conveniently located in Reno, Nevada, serves families from Spanish Springs, Sparks, Incline Village, Dayton, Fernley, and the surrounding areas.

Perio Protect Puts Peridontal Disease in its Place

I’m Dr. Brian Evans of Wager Evans Dental, and because my partner, Dr. Wager, and I understand the impact dental health can have on your whole body and wellbeing, we place special emphasis on disease prevention.

At each of your routine dental checkups and cleanings, we will perform a thorough exam to make sure that your teeth and gums are healthy. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to inflammation, pain, and even tooth loss, so we make it a priority to monitor your mouth and offer advice to protect your oral health.

If you develop gum disease, we may suggest treatment with Perio Protect, an effective, convenient, non-surgical therapy.

Perio Protect is a comprehensive method that is customized specifically for the patient to help manage communities of bacteria that grow in the spaces or pockets between teeth and gum tissue. The primary goal of this system is to manage bacteria with minimally invasive dentistry for lasting oral health.

Using dental impressions, your Perio Tray will be custom deigned to fit your mouth, and then sent with a prescription to a certified dental laboratory. You will receive detailed instructions about how to use your device based on your individual needs. For most patients, the Perio Tray is used for only a few minutes each day.

We are proud to offer such advanced technology to our patients, and the response to the treatment has been overwhelmingly positive. Patients have described the Perio Tray as comfortable, convenient, and easy to use.

To find out if Perio Protect is right for you, we invite you to schedule a consultation at our Reno, Nevada, dental office by calling (775) 800-4845.