What are the best dental restorations for me?

There are a variety of dental restorations available for different needs. From dental fillings to dental implants, restoration can help revamp your smile and protect your teeth from further damage. The different restorations can be made out of different materials including gold and silver. The type of repair you will receive will be dependant on your individual needs.

Dr Reddy is well versed when it comes to restorations and other dental procedures including smile makeovers. Restorations are not only done for aesthetic reasons. For example, children and adults who are experiencing tooth decay will need some form of restoration treatment depending on the extent of the deterioration. You will need to have an oral examination and a diagnosis from your dentist to determine the best solution for you.

These are some of the most common dental restorations:

Fillings

Dental fillings are a way to restore a damaged tooth. This filling helps the tooth return to its normal function. Your dentist will remove all the decay on the tooth and clean the infected areas. A filling is then used to fill in the space. The filling material is made out of gold, porcelain, composite resin and other materials including zinc.

Crowns

Sometimes referred to as a dental cap, a crown is often needed over an implant or to protect the integrity of a tooth. Dental crowns can be made out of gold and porcelain fused to metal. The beautiful thing about crowns is that they replicate the natural aesthetic of your natural tooth structure. It is specially designed to fit you and your needs.

Bridges

Bridges share similarities with dental crowns. The difference is bridges are commonly used to replace one or two missing teeth between gaps. They serve as a prosthetic replacement. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space. Among the used materials are ceramic and porcelain bridges which are matched to the colour of your natural teeth.

Composite bonding

Bonding is used to shape and mould your teeth for a straighter look. It is often a fast and minimally invasive process to complete. You will not be able to visibly notice the bonding because the material is mixed to match the colour of your teeth. However, composite resin is not designed to suit everyone; for, example, it cannot be used to treat crooked teeth or an overbite. It is commonly used to fix minor imperfections.