Dental restoration: what to consider

Dental restoration allows the structure and anatomy of damaged teeth to be recovered through the application of specific techniques and materials. Its objective is threefold:

  • It helps stop the progression of dental diseases such as tooth decay or infections.

  • It allows for recovering the functionality of the injured teeth.

  • They improve the smile and the appearance of the mouth.

What is a dental restoration? What is it for?

As told by Buderim dentists, dental restoration is a total or partial reconstruction of a tooth due to destruction, fracture, wear, or irreversible condition, usually caused by tooth decay or trauma.

During the dental restoration, the Buderim dentist tries to recover to the maximum the natural shape of the tooth, its function, and its aesthetics by replacing lost, diseased, or unrecoverable tissues using artificial materials (alloplastic).

Types of dental restoration and applications

Depending on whether the dental restoration is complete or partial, and the type of damage the tooth has, the Buderim dentists will use one technique or another, the most common being:

Seals

The seals are popularly known as “fillings” and can be made with different materials. The seals are placed in a soft state, harden and conform in the mouth, adapting to the space of the dental piece that they should cover.

Inlays

They are small rigid pieces made of metal, porcelain, or resin that replace the missing parts of the tooth. They have a fundamentally aesthetic function.

Laminated fronts

When talking about dental restorations, it is mandatory to mention laminated fronts or veneers, which are widely used due to their ease of manufacture and their good aesthetic result.

Veneers are made of porcelain and cover the front of the tooth. Laminated fronts are applied to the front teeth , since they require a minimum structure to put them, and are an appropriate option for the dental restoration of darkened, pigmented, discolored pieces, with enamel or worn defects.

Crowns

Coronary covers or crowns are another of the most common dental restorations. Used both in cases of complete and partial dental restoration, these elements are made to measure and mimicking the anatomy of the tooth. Then, the dentist carves or wears the “natural” tooth that will serve as crown support.

On the other hand, and depending on the dental restoration technique used, this can be:

Direct

 It consists of placing a seal in a cavity prepared for this purpose. This procedure can be performed in a single consultation.

Hint

 Includes custom crown-shaped dental replacements to cover the chewing surface of one or more teeth. This procedure requires several visits to the dentist since the molds must be manufactured in a personalized way.

Do I need a dental restoration? Do you have side effects?

Our dentist, using observation, dye cavity detection, and X-rays, will determine if you need a dental restoration and which one is most suitable if you have tooth decay or if your teeth are cracked, broken, or worn.

Regarding side effects, some people experience sensitivity to pressure, air, and sweet or cold foods after dental restorations. In case of intense and persistent pain, you should always go to the Buderim dentists.

Regular visits to the dentist are the best way to avoid such problems. Do you need a dental restoration, or is it time to replace a filling or crown? Do you want to know how much dental restoration costs, and what is the best option for you? Ask for an appointment at our clinic.

Your local Sunshine Coast Dentist in Buderim.

BUDERIM PARK DENTAL

 6/83 MILL RD, BUDERIM-4556

PH: 07 5445 6577

 

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