A dental restoration or filling is a dental procedure where we use dental restorative material to restore the function, integrity and morphology of your tooth.
Dental restorations can be divided into two general types: direct restorations and indirect restorations. All dental restorations are then further classified by their location and size.
Your tooth's structural loss typically results from caries (cavities) or some form of external trauma (i.e chipped tooth). In select cases, we may also intentionally remove additional tooth matter during preparation in order to further improve the aesthetics or the physical integrity of your tooth. Dental restoration also refers to the replacement of missing tooth structure which is supported by dental implants.
Dental Restoration Benefits
- Prevents the additional spread of tooth decay to other parts of the mouth
- Helps in preserving and protecting the structure of the remaining teeth in the mouth
- Improve/restore chewing or eating funtion
- Improved oral hygiene. Teeth you may have avoided due to sensitivity may now be properly cleaned.
- Improve and restore appearance of your teeth
- Improve the life of the restored tooth