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How are White Fillings Placed?

Feb 26, 2014 Everybody likes beautiful white teeth. Did you ever wonder how a white composite filling is placed? What is involved in replacing a silver mercury/amalgam filling? Well, here is a quick step by step outline demonstrating the placement of a white filling. ISOLATION: We need to isolate the tooth with or without a rubber shield. Below you can see how some of the fillings are isolated. In some of the teeth the silver mercury or decay has already been removed. We use a clamp to separate the teeth so a tight contact can be achieved in the final restoration. EVALUATION: We then use high powered magnification and strong lights to look for fractures in the tooth. More often than not a silver mercury filling/amalgam results in the tooth being fractured. If fractures are present, as seen above, then a white filling cannot be placed, but rather a full cuspal coverage restoration such as a crown is needed.   FILLING: Proper filling of the cavity is key to avoid post-operative sensitivity. The white filling material has to be placed in a dry, clean environment and layered in no more than 2mm increments. This is where most errors take place! Meticulous handling of... Read More »

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Free Nitrous and Half Price White Fillings!

Feb 12, 2014 Did you know that not even dentists like to go to the dentist? Dental pain is awful, keeps getting worse and is hard to manage. When your tooth hurts you can’t do much of anything else! So at Ideal Dentistry in Dupont Circle we are trying something different to help you! We are big believers Read More »

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Pay It Forward Smiles

Feb 06, 2014 We all have gifts and talents. At Ideal Dentistry we have elected to “pay it forward” by helping those in our community that could use a “lift me up”.  If you have received a “pay it forward smiles” card from one of our staff members, please call us at 502-228-4585 to schedule your complimentary smile Read More »

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Thin Porcelain Veneers – Save Your Tooth Structure

Jan 14, 2014   Porcelain Veneers are beautiful, there is no question about that. A beautiful smile really does improve the quality of your life…but, is it worth cutting your teeth down to little nubs? In my dental opinion no. Your teeth need to last you your entire life, so the more tooth structure you save the better. Read More »

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Happy Thanksgiving from Ideal Dentistry

Nov 27, 2013 Happy Thanksgiving to you all from Ideal Dentistry, your premier source for quality dentistry in Louisville. One of the most important pleasures in life is the ability to enjoy eating…another great reason to take care of your teeth. If you want to improve your ability to enjoy these festive times, call us, it is not Read More »

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Free Teeth Whitening! Have a WHITE Christmas

Nov 04, 2013 Ideal Dentistry of Louisville KY is having a FREE TEETH WHITENING promotion! Yes, I said free, completely FREE. One day this month we will ask anyone interested in getting their teeth whitened to line up outside our office. For 3 hours Ideal Dentistry will take impressions to create professional whitening trays that will maximize the Read More »

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So You Want Hassle Free Teeth…

Oct 22, 2013   Cosmetic Dentistry is all the buzz! Here in Louisville, KY everybody is a Cosmetic Dentist, which is fine, but how about those patients (like myself) that really only want teeth that last, don’t break, don’t hurt, and allow me to enjoy the foods I like till the last bite! Well, I would like to take you back a Read More »

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Truth in Advertising – Who is a Cosmetic Dentist?

Oct 02, 2013 Let’s say you live in Prospect, Kentucky (Louisville Kentucky), and are looking for a true Cosmetic Dentist, how do you find one? As soon as you starting looking at signs, searching online, or listening to the radio you will realize that everyone is a Cosmetic Dentist, even in Louisville or Prospect, KY! Just yesterday I Read More »

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Emergency Dental Care

Aug 23, 2013 Dental pain is unbearable – when you need an emergency dentist, you need them now!                   Ideal Dentistry is hear to serve Louisville and Prospect, around the clock! Any dental Emergency can be handled by Dr. Christian Hahn and Dr. Todd Johnson with fast, comfortable and quality Read More »

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What Type Of Porcelain Veneer Should I Get?

Jul 29, 2013 I get more and more patients coming to see me that have researched all the different types of porcelain veneers out there, and they know exactly what they want…when they come in. That all changes after we talk a bit about each product and what really matters, the artist/dental technician, not the material. There are Read More »

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Ideal Dentistry Teams Up With Gold Dust Dental

Jun 13, 2013 Ideal Dentistry, the premier dental practice in Louisville that provides exceptional dentistry for both adults and children, has joined the invitation only dental lab – Gold Dust Dental. Together Ideal Dentistry and Gold Dust Dental are able to provide not only the most esthetic and beautiful smiles but also work closely with each patient and Read More »

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Ideal Dentistry – What Drives Us

May 06, 2013 We believe that there is a better way, a more personalized way, a more successful way to deliver dentistry and treat our patients. Dr. Hahn, a natural born problem solver, is passionate about helping patients escape the Dental Cycle (the continuous need for more dentistry over time at constantly increasing cost) and has created a Read More »

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