Dental fillings are treatments used to repair the functioning of partially or fully damaged teeth by restoring the tooth structure by various available methods according to the perceived damage and the best-suited restoration. Cracked or broken teeth can further decay if left untreated, leading to tooth loss. USA Dental has on board dentists who are experts in the field of tooth restoration and can resolve these problems for patients with simple tooth restoration procedures and bring back the smiles on their faces.
Reasons for Tooth Restoration
There are a number of reasons why people need tooth restoration. Some of them are:
- To replace missing teeth
- To close gaps between teeth for proper alignment
- To correct crooked teeth
- To protect damaged teeth from decay
- To prevent further tooth, gum, or tissue decay
- To correct an improper bite
- To improve tooth sensitivity
- To support a dental bridge
- To minimize gum irritation
Tooth Restoration can be done in two ways – Direct and Indirect. Direct Tooth restoration is done by a short procedure that involves filling immediately in the mouth and usually takes only one visit. Direct tooth restoration procedures include:
- Composite fillings
- Silver fillings
- Direct composite veneers
In Indirect teeth, restoration fabrication is done outside the mouth. The tooth is prepared, impressions are taken and sent to the lab, and a temporary replacement is placed. When the fabrication is ready fabrication, the restoration is then fitted to the tooth and cemented into place.
Indirect tooth restorations procedures include:
- Dental Bridges
Replacing old fillings
Sometimes people tend to neglect old filling and begin facing discomfort. At USA Dental we can replace old silver or mercury fillings with new technology tooth-colored restorations made of porcelain or a composite resin. Aesthetically pleasing, these restorations are an alternative to traditional fillings, adding strength to weakened teeth.