Tooth restoration is one of the processes you may have done at PMDC Dental. There are numerous options available based on the type of restoration you need done, and looking at some of these options may help you decide which is the right type of restoration procedure for your teeth.
The most common type of tooth restoration is having a filling put in. It is not unusual for people to have multiple fillings done over the course of their lives. Fillings are most often used to treat cavities. They typically come in gold and silver amalgam, though there is also an option for composite resin fillings, which are tooth colored and less obvious than the other two types. The process for getting fillings is usually rather simple, and almost never requires any type of recovery time. In addition to being used for cavities, fillings can also be used to repair cracked teeth.
Another fairly common type of tooth restoration is having a crown placed on a tooth. Crowns are typically used for teeth that are in poor shape and in danger of severe decay or even falling out. They are meant to hold the tooth in place, help it strengthen again, and prevent it from falling apart. Crowns can also be used to hold teeth implants in place, as well as to hold other types of dental implants in place. There are several types of materials available for crowns, including metal, stainless steel, resin, ceramic, and porcelain. In addition, there are also permanent and temporary crowns.
A third type of restoration option are veneers, which are a lot like regular fillings but have more uses. Veneers typically come in resin composite materials and in porcelain. They are used to help repair teeth that are cracked, chipped, or damaged in some other way. Veneers can also be used to close any gaps there may be between your teeth. They can come in different colors to match the color of your teeth, making them less obvious. Getting veneers placed on teeth can be a bit more of a complicated process than regular fillings, and may require more than one trip to the dentist.