Trauma or decay can damage the tooth and cause significant wear and tear. When parts of the teeth are damaged, you can restore the strength and functionality of the tooth with the help of dental fillings and restorations.

When you restore a tooth with a filling, it will preserve the integrity of the tooth structure as well as prevent any future damage. Fillings are made from a wide variety of materials including metal amalgam, composite resin, and porcelain. Porcelain fillings look exactly like the natural teeth so no one will be able to tell that you have had some work done on your teeth.

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Tooth restoration

Restorative dentistry is about managing all the oral health problems and restoring the mouth to a perfectly functional and aesthetic state.

Filings, bridges, bridges, crowns, implants, and dentures are all restorative dentistry options. By replacing a missing tooth with an implant or a bridge can promote dental health while improving facial appearance.

The empty spaces in between teeth will have to be filled in order to prevent future cavities. Gaps between the teeth are particularly vulnerable to bacteria and can lead to decay in the remaining teeth.


Fillings most commonly used to repair cavities. Your dentist will remove the decayed part of the tooth and fill the hole with the dental filling material of choice. Composite resin, porcelain, and metal filling options are available.

White fillings make the tooth look completely natural, so no one will be able to tell that you have had some work done on your teeth. Fillings are among the most common dental restoration options across the world.

Crowns and bridges

Other tooth restoration options involve crowns, bridges, implants, and dentures.

Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are placed over a tooth to improve its appearance, strength, or to cover a dental implant. Ceramic crowns look exactly like natural teeth and perfectly restores appearance and functionality. Bridges are used to “bridge” the gap created by missing teeth. A bridge is anchored to the teeth on either side.


Implants are titanium tooth roots that are placed into the socket in the bone left by missing teeth. Implants are more expensive than other restorative options, but they are the closest to natural teeth you’ll get.


Complete or partial dentures may also be used to restore functionality if you have multiple missing teeth. Dentures are an affordable and popular choice for many people.

To learn more about fillings and other dental restorative options, call our friendly team today.