Dental fillings are used to restore teeth with caries or chipped teeth. If, for some reason, a tooth cannot be permanently restored immediately, a provisional filling is placed. Composite filling (tooth-coloured) or glass ionomer cement is used for the permanent filling.
Inlay / onlay
The inlay or onlay is an indirect filling that is made by the dental technician and consists of gold or porcelain. Afterwards, the replacement is bonded or cemented with cement.
If a tooth has been filled often or if, after a tooth has been broken off, there is not enough hold to fill it again, a crown can be made. A crown ensures that your tooth is preserved.
If one or more teeth are missing, a bridge or an implant can be placed. An implant serves as an artificial root on which a crown is placed.
In a bridge the neighbouring teeth are ground down to close the gap. A bridge also prevents the teeth next to the empty space from becoming crooked or the opposite teeth from growing out.
Tooth root canal treatment
A tooth has one or more root canals in the root(s) that contain the nerve. This nerve can become inflamed due to a small hole, a leaking filling or trauma to the tooth (for example, after a fall or knock). The nerve is removed from the root canals and the canals are then filled with filling material. After the treatment, the tooth can rest for up to two weeks.
We encourage parents to bring their children from the age of two for check-ups. Treatment is usually not necessary at that age, but we can already provide some tips and information. In this way, your child can become familiar with the dentist and the environment.