Restoration treatment is usually recommended by your dentist if you have missing teeth, or if specific parts of your natural teeth are missing and require repair.
Examples of this include tooth structure that is missing due to:
fracture or damage
the deterioration of an existing repair
Restorations come in a variety of different forms and will vary depending on the extent of the restoration required.
Some of the restorations available include the following:
Fillings are the simplest and most commonly used variety of dental restoration. They are created from gold, silver amalgam or tooth-colored composite resin and can be put into your tooth in just one visit to your dentist’s office.
Crowns are also a very popular variety of restoration that take the form of a tooth-shaped cap and are designed and colored to match your existing teeth as closely as possible. Crowns can sit over an implant to take the place of a missing tooth or to hold a bridge in place, and restore the strength, appearance, shape, and size of your teeth so well that they are virtually imperceptible once in place.
Dental implants are becoming increasingly popular as they are an extremely robust solution to missing, damaged or unsightly teeth. They are made up of three parts – a titanium screw or post that is inserted into your jaw bone, a crown that acts as a replacement tooth, and an abutment that holds them both together.
Implants are permanent, and once they are in place, you will be able to eat, drink and talk without any impact on your day to day life.