Dental restoration treatment, as the name implies, is a form of dental treatment practised by dentists to restore the function, integrity and the morphology of a missing tooth structure. Now this loss can either be due to an external injury or trauma or it might also be the result of dental decay. Whatever is the reason, tooth restoration treatment works towards replacing the missing tooth or even repairing the missing parts of a tooth. There are different types of dental restoration treatments, and the commonest of them all are:
Fillings: Dental filling is one of the most commonly used and widely practised form of restorative treatment that involves filling up the teeth with some kind of filling material, which can either be gold or silver or even a tooth-coloured plastic material known as composite resin fillings.
Tooth bridges: Bridges are false tooth that are specifically designed to fill up the gap created by one or more missing teeth. These fixed prosthetics are cemented on either side of the gap using dental crowns and fixed into place.
Dental crowns: Dental crowns are a kind of ""tooth-shaped cap"" that are used to cover a damaged tooth and restore its shape, size, strength and appearance. Additionally, they do also act as anchors to hold a bridge in place or cover a dental implant.
Dental implants: These are metallic posts that act as substitute tooth roots where the entire tooth including the crown and the root is lost. Implants are fused onto your natural jawbone and then covered up with a replacement tooth called a crown.
Dentures: Last but not the least, a denture is also an important and commonly used variant of dental restoration treatment. Made of composite resin and combined with metal attachments, these are removable replacements for missing teeth and surrounding tissues.
Whatever be the type of dental restoration treatment you opt to go with, some of the prominent benefits of undergoing these forms of treatment are - they prevent your teeth and gums from any further decay, they re-establish adequate function of your teeth and most importantly they protect the remaining tooth structure from any further damage.