A strong Tooth is an essential part of our body used to chew and grind food. Sometimes our teeth become unhealthy or damaged, so tooth restoration is needed. Tooth restoration is various types of procedures to restore our tooth function and prevent further damage. Today we will look at different types of tooth restoration.
Fillings are a process of using materials like porcelain, silver amalgam, and the most commonly used filling, white resin composite to fill the cavity that is damaged. Some wealthy people also use gold as a filling. This procedure is the one most commonly used for restorations.
This is a simple procedure where the doctors remove a damaged tooth and replace them with a false tooth. There are 3 types of dentures :
- Complete dentures – used to fill in for all lost tooth usually through injuries or accidents.
- Partial dentures – Used to replace the missing tooth or the damaged tooth only.
- Overdenture – Used when some portion of the tooth remains.
A Crown is a cap used to cover the whole tooth. Usually cracked or partially damaged tooth uses this cap to cover them from further damage. The crown also functions to hold the bridge. This is a very long process where dental doctors will get an impression of the tooth and send it to the lab. At the same time, a temporary crown will be covering the tooth until the actual crown is set.
Also called fixed partial dentures, is a process of connecting the gap made by the missing tooth with a false tooth. Bridges are made from porcelain, alloys, or gold and the crowns attach them to another tooth. There are several types of bridges like traditional, cantilever, and Maryland. This is also a very long process.
This is a very long process in which an artificial tooth is implanted and used to hold bridges or crowns. The process might take up to a few months. There are 2 types of implants :
- Endosteal – Process of drilling implants into the jawbone.
- Subperiosteal – This process is used when the jawbone is not healthy enough.
To get a perfect tooth, a bonding process is used. In this process, composite resin and ultraviolet light are used to mold, shape, and harden the teeth.
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