Tooth Decay (fillings, crowns)

When treating a cavity, Dr. Tyrer will remove the decayed portion of your tooth and fill it with another substance. This procedure is called a filling. There are multiple options for the material to be used in the filling, the most common of which are composite fillings and amalgam fillings.

A composite filling is also known as a tooth colored filling, since the material used in the filling can be closely matched to the color of your teeth. Composite fillings provide good durability for small to medium cavities, and the procedure typically involves removing less of a tooth than you would during an amalgam filling. They are also particularly well suited for treating front or highly visible teeth because of their natural look.



A removable partial denture or bridge usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, which is connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth. Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. A fixed (permanent) bridge replaces one or more teeth by placing crowns on the teeth on either side of the space and attaching artificial teeth to them. This "bridge" is then cemented into place. Not only does a partial denture fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from changing position. A precision partial denture is removable and has internal attachments rather than clasps that attach to the adjacent crowns. This is a more natural-looking appliance.


The removable partial denture is an economical way to replace missing teeth. It allows gaps between teeth to be filled for both function and cosmetic purposes.Partials also stabilize the remaining teeth in the mouth and help keep them in proper position. The removable partial does not prevent you from moving to fixed restorations such as implant and fixed (Cemented) bridges.


Complete dentures can be either "conventional" or "immediate." Made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal, a conventional denture is ready for placement in the mouth about eight to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed.


A dental extraction is the procedure to remove a tooth from your mouth. A dental extraction is most commonly required if one of your teeth is damaged beyond practical repair.

Nitrous Oxide and Anxiety

Nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas or nitrous is a safe and effective sedative that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose to help you relax. We offer this option to help make you more comfortable during certain procedures.

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