For more than a century, the concept of “extension for prevention” was practiced in dentistry. This outdated technique was based on the mercury filling technology of the early 20th century. For the past 30 years, dentists (and patients) have benefited from bondable dental resin materials. These materials have continued to improve over time in terms of strength, esthetics and minimal toxicity. For Blodgett Dental Care, this allows us to keep all of the healthy tooth structure whenever you are having decay removed and a filling placed. Additionally, our restorative protocols employ advanced minimally invasive technologies such as air abrasion, erbium-based lasers and ozone. This ensures healthy and safe fillings that last for years and are comfortable in the mouth.