Category Archives: Dental Fillings

Baltimore Dentist Office

Dental Office in Baltimore

Quest Dental is proud to serve as your local Baltimore dentist office. Our commitment is to the oral health of our patients. In order to carry out this mission, our expert and experienced staff provides all of our patients with the caring and individualized care they deserve. We have also created a practice that is welcoming and stress free. We want our patients to feel at ease when they come in for appointments. We have been proudly serving our community for over 24 years and in that time we have grown into a state-of-the-art practice that is able to offer our patients only the latests and greatest in oral health care. Whether you come into our Baltimore dentist office for a comprehensive dental exam and cleaning or you need to have your dental fillings replaced, you will find that Quest Dental is a dental practice that cares for you.

Replace Old Metal Fillings 21202

Replace Old Metal Fillings 21202

One of the many specialties at our Baltimore dentist office is the safe removal of amalgam and mercury dental fillings. We are able to replace these fillings with composite fillings that are better looking and safer for the oral health of our patients. There have been many debates as to the health risks of amalgam dental fillings. But when it comes to answering this question we are better served in comparing the merits of both amalgam and composite fillings. Only then can we determine what is best for our patients.

Porcelain or composite fillings are strong and durable and are most useful in providing patients with strong fillings that can withstand the extreme pressures of chewing. Amalgam fillings are highly resistant to wear. The fact that they are extremely durable makes them valuable in the restoration of molars in the back of the mouth, where the chewing load is greatest. The disadvantages of amalgam include possible short-term sensitivity to hot or cold immediately after the fillings are placed. They are also silver in color and many patients find that they are ugly and want them removed. In the event of removal, we are experienced and capable of safely removing these amalgam fillings and replacing them with composite materials. But before that is done we recommend that you make an appointment in order to consult with our doctors as to the best course of action for your particular fillings and oral health needs.

Make an appointment to visit our Baltimore dentist office today. At Quest Dental we will make sure that you leave our office with a smile that is healthy and beautiful, and one that you will be proud to show off to the world.

Safe Amalgam Removal Baltimore
1000 East Eager Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
(410) 774-5377

General Dentist Baltimore

Dental Checkups 21202

Biannual dental cleanings and yearly dental visits are incredibly important to your dental and oral health. Our Baltimore general dentist here at Quest Dental, Katherine Grant Collier, DDS, can help provide you with thorough examinations, gentle cleanings, and overall comprehensive dental care. Regular visits allow your dentist to properly monitor your mouth, making it easier to notice and identify any developing conditions in their earliest stages. Catching things at their earliest sign is key to preventing further damage, pain or discomfort. But if any damage or decay does occur, Quest Dental can provide you with the care you need.

Cavity Treatment 21202

Cavity Treatment 21202

Cavities are among some of the most common dental ailments that patients experience. Regular flossing, brushing and thorough dental cleanings all help to prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar, but sometimes tooth decay can occur for other reasons. These reasons may include inherently sensitive teeth, poor tooth enamel, eating habits, certain medical conditions, or even simply your age. A cavity forms when a sufficient amount of plaque has built up on the surface of the tooth. When this plaque interacts with bacteria found in the mouth along with the sugars and starches found in foods, an acidic reaction occurs which then begins to eat away at the tooth enamel. Cavities can advance to cause more serious infection that effect the tooth, gums and jaw, requiring root canal surgery or complete removal of the tooth. Here at Quest Dental, we can provide you with an initial exam that will determine the current state of your dental health and determine what your exact oral care needs are. Our Baltimore general dentist, Dr. Collier, is here to help treat any cavities you may have and provide you with treatment options that will work best for you.

Once a cavity is identified, it must be cleaned and filled to prevent further tooth decay. If there is any food or plaque around the hole in the tooth, it will promptly be removed and done so carefully by our Baltimore general dentist. Dr. Collier will also clean your other teeth here at Quest Dental to rid of any other present plaque buildup. The cavity is then filled with a resin that will prevent further infection. There are many filling options, but composite resin fillings can mimic the color of your tooth to provide a more seamless smile. Composite dental fillings are virtually unnoticeable compared to other filling materials such as gold or silver amalgam.

Composite Dental Fillings Baltimore
1000 East Eager Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
(410) 774-5377