Dental restorations are treatments that repair and restore teeth that have been damaged. Teeth can be damaged by decay, injury, or gum disease. By repairing the damage, we return the tooth to its natural function and appearance.
Cavities are holes in your teeth caused by decay. If they are not repaired, cavities can grow and can place the tooth at risk for requiring more time consuming and costly treatment. A filling can be used to repair the cavity and protect the area from further decay. There are two types of fillings: amalgam (silver) and tooth-coloured (composite). Your dentist will discuss with you on which type is best for you.
Dental crowns, or caps are artificial teeth that cover an entire tooth. They can restore a tooth that is broken or heavily restored, as well as for cosmetic purposes. Crowns can be porcelain, porcelain attached to metal or gold. Your dentist will discuss which type of material is best for you.
Bridges provide a connection between teeth to restore one or more lost teeth. The teeth on either side of the gap are prepared and then the crown is designed, produced, and attached to them. Once in place, a bridge replaces the missing teeth. They are cemented in place and are not removable.