What type of repair you need will depend on the damage done and how your dentists recommends to best reconstruct the problems. Options include: dental bridges, inlays, onlays, crowns and fillings.
Dental bridges are custom-created to replace lost teeth. A fixed bridge consists of two crowns connected to a false tooth or teeth. The crowns are fitted over the teeth to the sides of the missing teeth, which places the artificial teeth into the gap created from the missing ones. Bridges are strong and reliable and can last over ten years with proper care and you have an easier time eating and speaking.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are made of a composite resin material or porcelain and are designed in a lab or can be made on-site with a Cad/Cam machine. They are designed to fit the unique shape of your teeth and then are bonded to your teeth. They are strong and durable and will last a long time if you take proper maintenance care. They can be a good substitution for metal fillings.
Crowns are made from various materials ranging from clay to gold to a combination of metals, as well as porcelain. Here, we use non metal crowns made of porcelain because the material is very solid, impervious to stains and marks, is biocompatible, and it looks more natural on the tooth. Porcelain crowns mimic your tooth’s enamel in expansion and contraction throughout the life of the crown, therefore it is a preferable choice when restoring damaged teeth.
White dental fillings are a great and safe alternative to silver amalgams. They are also made from a white composite resin which mimics the look and feel of a real tooth. They revitalize the strength of a decayed tooth while maintaining the durability and functionality. White fillings are much more aesthetically pleasing and are recommended because they a free from harmful elements such as mercury and prevent further dental damage while lasting you a long time.