Dental Restoration in Woodbridge
Metal amalgam restorations have been replaced by new white resin filings. These are done in one appointment and often require no needles. They can frequently save teeth that would otherwise need to be extracted. Restorations include fillings, inlays and onlays, veneers, crowns, implants, bridges, and dentures.
Dental restorations can be described as direct and indirect restorations. Some restorations require multiple visits to the dentist (e.g., crowns, bridges). Restorations can be made from a number of different materials, including amalgam, composite resin, ionomers, metal alloys, porcelain and porcelain fused to metal.
Before the dental restoration procedure begins, patients need to see a dentist for a dental examination to determine what type of restoration is right for them. The dentist may also evaluate the patient’s medical and dental history. The general process for dental restorations is similar for all types of restoration. The tooth is first prepared for restoration. Any tooth decay is removed and the tooth may be reshaped. If an indirect restoration is to be used, the dentist will take an impression of the tooth which is sent off to a laboratory to make the restoration. The restoration can then be placed and adjusted as needed.
The longevity of a dental restoration depends on many factors, including the patient’s health, dental hygiene, type of restoration, material and the location in the mouth. In general, dental restorations require the same care as natural teeth. However, it is typically recommended that patients with restorations avoid placing unnecessary stress on the restoration. Dental restorations can chip, fracture, break, come loose, fall off or become stained.