Restorative dental procedures replace missing or damaged teeth. Common restorative treatment options include: fillings, implants, crowns, bridges and dentures. Repairing broken down teeth and replacing missing ones is very important, not only from an aesthetic standpoint, but it also restores proper function (e.g. chewing, speech).
Dental Implants • Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. An implant has a metal part which is sitting in the bone and a crown which replaces the missing tooth.
Crowns • A crown is a tooth-shaped cap which is cemented permanently over a tooth. It strengthens and protects the tooth.
Bridges • A dental bridge consists of two crowns which cover the patient’s natural teeth and a tooth or teeth that are missing. It is one solid piece that is cemented permanently and replaces a missing tooth or multiple teeth.
Dentures • Dentures are a removable type of restoration. Complete dentures are made when all teeth are missing and partial dentures are made when there are still some teeth remaining in the mouth. Dentures can be removed by patients for cleaning. Read about telescopic dentures here.