Dental restorations repair the functionality, integrity and morphology of missing tooth structure by means of a dental restorative material. Tooth structural damage could be caused by dental carries or external trauma. Common restorations include:
- Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays are indirect fillings made of a hard material fitted in a tooth to cement it into place. Onlays are quite similar to inlays; the only difference is that onlays extend to replace a cusp. Though these methods of tooth restoration are relatively more expensive than the others, they are superior in terms of:
- Marginal integrity
- Protection against recurrent decay
- Ease of cleansing
- Accuracy of fabrication
- Proper contouring that ensures tissue health
A veneer refers to a thin layer of filling material placed over the surface of a tooth. This is improves teeth aesthetics and protects damaged parts of the tooth surface. Veneers are mostly used in cosmetic dentistry. It can be used on crooked, abnormally spaced and mal-positioned teeth.
Crowns are dental fillings that completely cover and encircle tooth. This is most suitable with large cavities. The fillings are bonded to tooth using dental cement. This method of dental restoration is often used to improve the strength and look of teeth. Crowns last an average of ten years. However, with proper care, they can last even a lifetime (50 years or more).
A bridge restores tooth by joining it permanently to adjacent tooth or other dental implants. Materials used for bridges include porcelain fused to metal or porcelain alone, and gold.
This restoration is a form of prosthetic teeth used to replace missing ones. They include removable and complete dentures. The former are for a few missing teeth while the latter are for individuals with all missing tooth. Dentures help to improve:
- Self esteem
Same Day Dental Restorations
With our E4D dentist system, we offer high quality dental restorations in a single appointment. We can scan your tooth rather than take a conventional impression. The digital scan uses the latest in laser technology which is not only extremely precise, but also as safe as the check-out scanner at the grocery store. The scan is clean and fast. After the scan, a custom restoration is designed to fit your unique smile. The design is then transfered to the milling unit where your crown, filling, or veneer is created right in our dental office. The final restoration is placed in your mouth the same day.
You may be interested in improving your smile, but unsure of which restorative treatment would be best for you. Seek expert help. We are here to recommend the best course of action to achieve your best smile. Call us with any questions or to schedule an examination.
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