Dental restorations are treatments that repair or replace damaged or missing teeth. The goal of dental restorations is to restore the natural appearance, function, and health of the teeth.
There are several types of dental restorations, including:
- Fillings: Fillings are used to repair cavities and other small areas of damage. They can be made of materials such as amalgam (silver), composite (tooth-coloured), or gold.
- Crowns: Crowns are caps that are placed over damaged or decayed teeth. They can be made of materials such as porcelain, ceramic, metal, or a combination of materials.
- Bridges: Bridges are dental restorations that are used to replace missing teeth. They are attached to the remaining natural teeth and span the gap created by the missing tooth.
- Dentures: Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. They can be full or partial, and can be made of acrylic or porcelain.
- Implants: Implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically placed into the jawbone to support replacement teeth.
- Inlays and Onlays: Inlays and onlays are similar to fillings, but they are made of porcelain or gold and are used to repair larger areas of damage or decay.
The type of dental restoration that is right for you will depend on the extent of the damage or decay and your specific needs and preferences. We can help you determine the best course of treatment.