If a tooth has a minor cavity, we clean it with a drilling procedure and fill it with an opaque composite material – usually resin

A reinforcement of this kind lasts for many years. It is also a procedure that almost everyone of our patients come across during their oral care journey. Particularly if they have had a cavity. The resin barrier is poured into an indented surface on the tooth. The tooth is reinforced by glueing it together from within. Should the patient wish for a more durable and long-lasting reinforcement, a porcelain or gold filling can be inserted. This is called an inlay, since it draws upon an imprint of the tooth being made first, and only later in the process will the barrier be attached and glued to the tooth.


If a teeth is significantly more impacted than the damage can be fixed with a composite filling, it might be necessary to reinforce the tooth by covering it at the top or encase it entirely, if the tooth is to stay together. Most people have heard of dental bridges, or inlays. They’re composite fillings that cover and encase the entire tooth. Incidentally, not many people know what an onlay is. It is a kind of dental bridge that just covers the upper part, which means that you won’t have to drill off as much of the tooth. Most common oral injuries are severe cracks in the tooth, a significant piece of the tooth is missing or a cavity has been so extensive that tooth ache has occured, and removing the nerve and filling the root canal was a necessity – this procedure is what is known as root canal treatment.

At Valby Tand – Tandlægerne ved Valby Station, we always choose the minimal invasive treatment, preferably one that require as little drilling as possible. We support the words of the Danish Dentist’s Association: “As little as possible, and as much as necessary.” So whether we’re making dental bridges or onlays, will depend on the situation. Our solutions can be made in resin, porcelain or gold.

At Valby Tand, we make dental bridges and implants from quality materials


If a tooth has been pulled out and the root extracted, it is possible to have a new tooth made. A prosthetic tooth you can insert and remove at will is possible; however, we see a tendency for most people to wish for a new, regular tooth that can be used for chewing food. The traditional approach is to smoothen the two teeth on either side of the spot where the tooth were removed from, take an imprint of the surface and produce a number of bridges, cast into one. The pieces that are to be glued to the teeth are hollow, whereas the new tooth is massive. Once everything has been glued together, you have a new tooth to chew with. Another and more modern solution is to insert a new root into the surface that the root was initially extracted from. This replacement root is made from titanium.

Titanium is very adaptable to bone tissue. This is the very same technology used to mend broken bones – so this method has been extensively tried and tested. However, there are vast differences between the best types of implants and the copies on the market. We only use implants from the renowned implant company Dentsply. Dentsply products are amongst the most esteemed brands of implants in the world. And since a reinforcement procedure should have every option to become a life-time solution for you, we have deliberately chosen to only use this technology in our practice.

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