Fillings, Crowns, Implant, Bridges: What’s Best for Me?


It all starts with a good dental examination and proper x-rays. Your dentist will look at your teeth and the x-rays to determine which treatment is right for you.




Fillings are done on teeth that have small cavities. Filling materials used to only be made out of a combination of mercury and metal. That material was wedged into the teeth. Because the material was so hard, it sometimes broke the teeth.  A newer tooth-colored resin material is used that is bonded into place. It is strong and looks great.


Sometimes a tooth has a lot of decay or a very large filling that is failing. If more than 50% of the tooth is missing, the tooth can’t really hold another filling; so a cap or a crown needs to be made.

The dentist will shape your tooth so that the crown will be able to completely cover and strengthen your tooth. Today crowns can be made of gold or porcelain.  Porcelain crowns are very strong, and because they are custom matched to the shade of your teeth, they look very natural!


If you have a missing tooth, a great option to replace it is with a dental implant. An implant is a titanium root that is covered with a cap or a crown. It takes a couple of months from start to finish, but it is almost like having your natural tooth back! Implants are sturdy, natural-looking tooth replacement options.


If you have a missing tooth, a bridge can be one way to replace the missing tooth. The teeth on either side of the missing tooth are reshaped. Then a one-piece bridge can be cemented onto the teeth on both sides of the missing tooth with a replacement tooth in the middle. The bridge is a permanent solution to replacing a missing tooth.

Fillings, crowns, implants, and bridges can last longer if you take good care of them. It is important that you brush your teeth regularly so that bacteria do not attack your dental implant. Your dentist will recommend which implant is best for you. If you don’t have a dentist, we can help you find one. Click here to visit our website and also have a look at the services that we offer.

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