Restorative Dentistry is a broad term encompassing many 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, many different restoration options will help restore your smile to its natural beauty.
The first option includes inlays or onlays. Inlays are a filling where the inside of the damaged tooth is filled with either metal, porcelain, or dental resin. Dental onlays use the same material; however, they extend beyond the inside of the tooth and replace portions of the outside of a tooth, like a cap or crown.