Dental restorations are the various ways that a dentist uses to replace or restore one's missing teeth or tooth structure and bring the teeth back to their ideal functionality, aesthetics, contour, and structural integrity. Dental restorations are used to repair teeth and gum damage and improve general oral health.
At Best Dental Care NJ, LLC and Marlayna C Best DMD LLC, we help our patients restore their oral health using dental restorations like fillings, dental crowns, veneers, bridges, implants, inlays, onlays, composite bonding, dentures, etc.
What Are the Different Kinds of Problems Treated With Dental Restorations?
If a patient has their tooth or part of tooth structure damaged or missing as a result of decay, external trauma, deterioration of old restoration, or fracture of their tooth, our dentist can help fix these issues using suitable dental restorations.
Benefits of Tooth Restoration
Dental restorations can help the patient chew their food better, speak clearer, and have a better smile. The major advantages offered by dental restorations are as follows:
- Restorations improve your dental structure: Loss of one or more teeth can cause weakening and deterioration of one's dental structure. By replacing lost tooth and tooth root with restorations like dental implants, it is possible to maintain the jawbone structure, thus improving oral health.
- Restorations enhance the appearance, aesthetics, and functionality of the teeth: Dental restorations like implants and dental crowns, when used to replace one's infected, broken, or missing teeth, can improve the appearance and functionality of the teeth. Another major advantage of these dental restorations is that they can be made to replicate the natural teeth's color.
- Restorations eliminate dental discomfort: A tooth decay, cavity, cracked, chipped, or fractured teeth, etc., can cause dental pain or discomfort. Restorations like crowns or dental implants can help prevent further tooth damage and reduce discomfort.
Common Dental Restorations
- Crowns: They are caps worn over the teeth to restore damaged, naturally misshapen, severely worn out, or weak teeth. Crowns are placed to cover a tooth and keep it from further damage.
- Veneers: Veneers are wafer-thin ceramic restorations used mainly for cosmetic purposes and are bonded to the front surface of the teeth to conceal dental defects. Veneers are used to restore cracked, chipped, stained, discolored, or excessively gapped teeth.
- Fillings: One of the most common dental restorations, fillings are mainly used to fill dental cavities to restore the appearance, strength, and functionality of the decayed teeth. Composite or ceramic fillings can aesthetically match the appearance of the natural teeth, thus making them a perfect restoration for treating cavities.
- Bridges: They are false teeth that bridge the gap formed by one or several missing teeth. Bridges do not need any surgery for their placement but are anchored on either side by dental crowns that offer the best strength and stability.
- Implants: A standard tooth replacement option, dental implants are titanium rods placed directly in the patient's jawbone. They replace the missing tooth root and enhance their jawbone health while looking similar to a natural tooth.
- Composite bonding:The bonding process involves the application of composite resinous material on the teeth surface to reshape it or fill cracks and cavities and hardening it with a curing light.
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