General dentistry is the practice of dental skills learned in dental school without specialized training. It includes but is not limited to, fillings, crowns, extractions, exams, and tooth replacement.
Extractions & Oral Surgery
An extraction is the removal of a tooth. There are simple extractions which are typically teeth that have broken through the gum line (can been seen in a mirror).
Crowns & Bridges
A dental crown, sometimes referred to as a cap, is used when a tooth has large amount of decay and is at risk of breaking.
Dentures and partial dentures are used when there are numerous teeth, or all teeth, need to be replaced.