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Fillings Crowns and Bridges

Fillings

Tooth decay is caused by the buildup of bacteria in the mouth, which creates acid that destroys tooth enamel. A filling is a dental restoration performed by a dentist after decay has been identified and removed from a tooth. After the tooth has been prepared, a material is placed in the tooth, then adjusted and contoured to resemble the anatomy of the original tooth. The materials used are amalgam, glass ionomer, resin ionomer or composite resin.

Crowns

A crown can make a tooth structure stronger and improve its appearance. It is usually recommended to cover and support a tooth with a large filling or a cracked tooth. It can also be used as a way to cover discolored or misshapen teeth.

Bridges

A bridge replaces one or more missing teeth. The benefits can improve your appearance, maintain the natural shape of your face and improve your dental health. They are made from gold, gold alloys, porcelain or a combination of materials. They can be “removable” or “fixed”. A fixed bridge is cemented into place and can only be removed by a dentist. A removable bridge can be taken out of the mouth by the patient for thorough cleaning.

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