Dental restoration that will put a smile on your face
Whether you want to preserve your smile or repair a decayed tooth, several options are at your disposal. For dental restorations, your dentist can choose between various methods and materials, depending on the extent of the decay and the condition of your tooth.
Pain-free and easy to apply, a dental sealant is a gel coating that’s applied to the deep grooves of the premolars and molars, which is where tooth decay most often occurs. This limits dental decay and helps with brushing because, once it hardens, the sealant creates a smooth, easy-to-clean surface. Though often used on children, dental sealants can be used at any age.
Dental sealants can last many years but should still be checked regularly for chipping.
Composite resin fillings
Is your tooth cracked, fractured or decayed? A composite resin filling might be the answer! Perfectly matching the colour of your teeth, composite resin fillings are the most frequently used dental restoration method. Painless and easy to apply, composite resin is often a number one choice for dentists. It not only fills in grooves and cracks that are susceptible to decay, it also reattaches fractured teeth.
Custom-made in either gold or ceramic, inlays are an excellent way to non-invasively repair large grooves, cracks or fractures in the teeth. Like other dental restoration techniques, inlays are not permanent and must be replaced every few years, due to normal wear. If your tooth’s condition is not suited for an inlay, a crown can be another option.
Inlays generally require two visits: The first, to create a mould of your teeth and the second, to fit the inlays. This is a durable and aesthetic solution because the inlays match the colour of your teeth. No one but your dentist will know that you’ve had any work done.