Sedation dentistry is a broad and often confusing term that includes any type of sedation used in dentistry. The two types of sedation available are conscious sedation (awake) and unconscious sedation (asleep). Conscious sedation dentistry involves using oral pills or nitrous oxide (laughing gas) which will make you feel drowsy but should not put you to sleep which has many difficulties. Unconscious sedation dentistry involves the use of I.V. sedation or general anesthesiaMore >>
Routine dental cleanings are important to maintaining good oral hygiene. Professional cleaning by a hygienist can remove mineralized plaque that may develop even with careful brushing and flossing, particularly in areas that are difficult to reach. It is recommended you go in for a cleaning once every six months. More >>
A composite filling is also known as a tooth colored filling, since the material used in the filling can be closely matched to the color of your teeth. Composite fillings provide good durability for small to medium cavities, and the procedure typically involves removing less of a tooth than you would during an amalgam filling.More >>
There are two types of veneers that are commonly used. Porcelain veneers are more durable, and resist stains better. The properties of the material also helps to create a very natural tooth look. Unlike porcelain veneers, composite resin veneers are not made in a laboratory, but instead directly applied to the teeth. They typically have a shorter life span, and are less expensive. More >>
A dental bridge is a false tooth that is used to fill the gap created by missing tooth or teeth. A gap between your teeth can be potentially dangerous to your dental health, as it can cause your teeth to shift resulting in a change in your bite that could be painful. Dental bridges help alleviate this problem by using the two surrounding teeth as anchors to hold a false tooth in the place where the gap is.More >>
There are two popular teeth whitening options available through your dentist. The first, in-office teeth whitening, produces a significant color change in your teeth in a short amount of time, usually within an hour.More >>
Compared to fillings which just cover a small portion of a tooth, a crown (or cap) encases the entire visible portion of a tooth. In effect, the crown acts as the tooth's new outer surface.A dental crown is used when a tooth is broken or decayed to such an extent that fillings aren't able to repair the problem.More >>
and stands out as a leading dentist in Toledo. He is a native of the Toledo area. He is a 77 graduate of St. Johns Jesuit HS, attended The University of Toledo and graduated from The College of Pharmacy in 83.More >>
The first thing you'll notice when you walk into our family dental practice is the incredibly friendly and inviting atmosphere. Members of our staff have been hand-picked to provide you the best possible experience More >>
David R. Backus, DDS Inc.
Anesthesia For Dentistry
4720 Jackman Rd.
Toledo, OH 43612