Cloverdale Dental Centre offers a variety of restorative dentistry services, such as fillings and bridges, in Surrey. Your smile is an important part of who you are. Make sure it stays whole. If you have a cracked, missing, or decaying tooth, Cloverdale Dental Centre is dedicated to restoring your teeth to their former glory. We’ll have you smiling again in no time at all.
For over 20 years, our dental practice has been striving to create a welcoming atmosphere where you can have your smile repaired.
To schedule an appointment with our experienced dental team, give us a call today. We have over 20 years of experience dedicated to caring for the oral hygiene of Surrey residents.
Amalgam (Silver) vs. Composite (Tooth-Coloured) Filling
In order to repair a tooth affected by decay, cracks or fractures, fillings are used. These types of restorations are commonly used and can be completed within a single appointment. Both amalgam and composite fillings have their advantages and disadvantages, which Dr. Earmme would be happy to discuss with you prior to your procedure.
A bridge is a non-removable appliance that is used to replace missing teeth. The replacement of missing teeth is important, as it helps maintain facial shape, prevents remaining teeth from drifting out of position, improves speaking and eating ability, and also helps to improve your smile. The space created by your missing tooth/teeth will be replaced by artificial tooth/teeth which will be anchored by the teeth on either end. The materials generally used for a bridge are porcelain fused to metal, and gold.
Crowns are recommended when a tooth is broken or fractured, decayed, root canal treated or for cosmetic purposes. This treatment will restore a tooth to its original shape and size. The materials generally used for crowns are porcelain, ceramic and gold. Your dentist will carefully consider which material will be the best choice for you, as your crown will be custom made at a dental laboratory.
Onlay (¾ Crown, Partial Crown)
Onlays are custom-made fillings, commonly used to repair a broken tooth, or replace a large filling. This restoration is generally made up of composite, gold or tooth-coloured porcelain. These can be a great alternative to traditional crowns, as less of your tooth’s natural structure is removed prior to restoration.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is required when the nerve of a tooth is affected by infection or decay. To save the tooth, the affected pulp (the tissue inside the tooth), nerves and bacteria are removed. The space is then filled with a medicated paste.
Some symptoms to help diagnose a RCT can be an abscess on the gums, hot and cold sensitivity, toothache, swelling or tenderness.