Dental restoration is any treatment that restores the appearance, function, and integrity of a tooth that has been damaged. Most restorations are coloured to match the rest of your teeth so they are virtually unnoticeable once they’re in place.
If we detect a cavity during a dental examination, we may recommend a filling to repair the tooth. There are two main types of fillings: metal, or amalgam fillings and composite tooth-coloured fillings. We’ll recommend the type of filling that’s appropriate for your case. Once the tooth has been filled it will be protected against further decay.
A crown is used to cover part of a tooth that has been damaged but not lost. We use crowns to restore teeth after root canals, teeth that have been broken or have a large cavity, or teeth that are badly stained or are misshapen. The crown can be made from a variety of materials depending on your individual situation. Once it’s in place you care for it as you would one of your natural teeth.
Inlays & Onlays
Inlays and onlays are used to replace fillings or to repair a tooth that is too badly damaged to support a new filling. They are made from porcelain or composite material and are cemented into the tooth being restored. They provide extra strength to the structure of the damaged tooth and prevent further damage or decay.
Bridges are used to replace teeth that have been lost. The bridge not only restores the appearance of your smile and the function of the lost tooth, but it also prevents your remaining teeth from shifting out of position.
The bridge is placed on implants or is attached to the teeth on either side of the gap left by the lost tooth.
If you have a damaged tooth, call us today to book an appointment.