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Silver Diamine Fluoride is a non surgical option at our office.  Silver Diamine Fluoride is used on primary teeth (baby teeth) to prevent cavity growth on high risk areas.  The material is applied to active decay to penetrate into the healthy dentin and/or enamel; providing antimicrobial biofilm resistance which helps arrest decay.  This is a great option for a young child that we are unable to treat in office using traditional methods.  We simply apply the material to the tooth one to two times.  Silver Diamine Fluoride turns the high risk areas black, however, we are able to place a tooth-colored resin filling material over the Silver Diamine Fluoride to make the tooth more visually pleasing and help prevent food from packing into the affected area.


We currently have Icon filling available at our office.  An Icon filling is a non surgical option that does not require drilling the tooth in order to place the filling.  This micro-invasive technology fills and reinforces demineralizing enamel without drilling.  When an incipient lesion is small (beginning stages of a cavity), we are able to place an Icon filling with out removing any tooth structure. Visiting the dentist every 6 months makes it possible to catch the beginning stages of a cavity and place an icon filling, rather than drilling and filling the tooth. 

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