dental-restorationTeeth restoration is generally required for the repair of teeth damaged by cavities or injuries due to an accident. There are several methods offered by restorative dentistry that are used to solve these types of dental problems but the most common is a dental filling.

Here are the 5 most common types of teeth repair:

Fillings. These can be made out of composite, porcelain (tooth-colored), and gold/silver amalgam fillings. Fillings may be used to even out tooth surfaces for better biting or chewing. In many cases, patients with enamel loss resulting in tooth sensitivity will notice a significant improvement or complete elimination of sensitivity once the appropriate dental filling material is placed.

Crowns.  This is for restoring a chipped, cracked or damaged tooth to its normal size. By repairing teeth that got damaged from the natural wear and tear produced by aging, dental crowns can satisfy your functional and esthetic needs. Their main purpose is to protect and repair teeth with a custom-designed tooth material, much like a fitted cap.

Bridges. Dental bridges, dental implants, and partial dentures are used to replace missing teeth that would otherwise significantly affect the looks and function of your teeth. One or more missing teeth can cause the shifting of other teeth to accommodate for the open space, a change in the bite that may affect your ability to eat, a speech impediment, and an increased risk for periodontal disease and tooth decay.

Bonding. The bonding process is applicable in almost every dental procedure performed today. It is accomplished with one visit to your dentist. No mold-taking, no “temporary” and no lab-fabrication. Dental bonding can take care of chips, gaps between the teeth, staining, splotches from wearing braces, crookedness or even teeth whose shapes are displeasing.

Veneers. Whether you are worried with discolorations, stains, minor misalignments and malformations, or if you are simply looking for a more permanent teeth whitening solutions, choosing porcelain veneers can repair teeth beautifully.

Talk with your dentist to know which restorative dental treatment is best to help repair your teeth and help you smile more confidently.