Posted on 9/10/2019 by Louis McDonald, D.D.S.
|In our office, we provide a variety of services related to your oral health and your overall health. For many people, there is a need for restorative dental procedures.
While there are many different types of dental restoration procedures we can do, there are some that are more common than others. Dental restoration can be broken down into two categories, direct and indirect.
Direct Dental Restoration
The goal of any dental restoration is to restore the health of the teeth. The damage can come in the form of broken, chipped, cracked, crooked or missing teeth. Teeth that have suffered tooth decay can also benefit from dental restoration.
Direct dental restoration involves the placement of a filling in a tooth that has a cavity. Once the tooth has been prepared, the filling is put into place and you can return to your normal routines. Although fillings are not always going to last forever, they do fix a problem with the teeth and restore the health of the teeth.
Indirect Dental Restoration
Indirect dental restoration can come in different forms. Crowns can cover over the biting surface of a damaged tooth. Veneers are a thin covering that can hide teeth that are broken, or chipped. The veneers are a good way to cover up imperfections and restore great smile. Dental implants are another form of indirect dental restoration. Implants can replace a lost tooth or multiple teeth. They provide a permanent solution to the problem that works like your natural teeth.
The type of dental restoration you may need will depend on what type of problem you have. Deciding what to do depends on not only the problem, but what you expect from the solution. You also should consider your budget and the amount of time any restoration procedure takes.
If you would like more information, feel free to contact our office!