Restoration Dentistry is a broad term that encompasses a large variety of procedures designed to restore missing or damaged teeth, or a single tooth. Teeth may become damaged due to decay, chip or fracture, or damage to a previous restoration treatment. Whether you’re looking to replace a missing tooth or repair an existing tooth, there are many different restoration options that will help restore your smile to its natural beauty.
The first option includes inlays or onlays. Inlays are a type of filling. The inside of the damaged tooth is filled with a selected material: either metal, porcelain, or dental resin, to replace the damaged area. Dental onlays are similar to inlays in that it is a metal, porcelain or dental resin material, used to replace the damaged areas of the tooth. The difference between an inlay and an onlay is that an onlay extends beyond the inside of the tooth and is used to replace portions of the outside of a tooth, like a cap or crown.