Fillings are a dental restorative material used to restore the function of missing tooth structure. There can be a numerous amount of reasons why it can have structural loss typically results from caries or external trauma.
A composite filling is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. Composites are also used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the color of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth.
Dental inlays and onlays are restorations used to repair rear teeth with mild to moderate decay or cracked and fractured teeth that are not sufficiently damaged to need a crown.
Ideal candidates for inlay or onlay work typically have too much damage or decay in the tooth structure to be successfully treated using a filling, but have sufficient healthy tooth remaining to avoid the need for a crown. This allows the dentist to conserve more of the patient’s original tooth structure.
Dental inlays and onlays are used when old fillings need to be removed or replaced.
Dental inlay is similar to a filling and fits inside the cusp tips (top edges) of the tooth.
Dental onlay is more extensive and extends over the cusps of the treated tooth.
Both blends successfully with the treated tooth and the rest of the teeth to achieve a natural, uniform appearance.
Crown and Bridges
Dental Crown and Bridges is a fixed restorations designed to improve strength, contour, function, and aesthetics, crowns can be fabricated from a range of materials including high gold alloys, titanium, resin, ceramic or combinations thereof... To fit the dental porcelain crowns, a layer is shaved from the tooth that is receiving the treatment to prepare it for the crown. They are a “Crown” that goes on top of the tooth restore the damaged tooth.