Lakeland Dental Restoration

Dental Restorations

A dental restoration is required when there is a build-up of plaque and tartar on your teeth causing dental decay. Often dental decay can lead to other more serious dental and general health problems, but there are a number of solutions we proudly offer than can stop the spread of decay in it’s tracks. These are:

Fillings

Fillings are a common dental practice that is used to fix problems caused by minor decay. A filling is created by removing the decay from a tooth and filling in the resulting vacant space with a tooth-coloured substance to return the tooth to its original appearance and stop the spread of decay.

Crowns

When a tooth has been severely damaged by decay the only way to prevent the decay from spreading may be with a crown. First the decay is removed from the tooth and then a model is created for which to make something that will fit over your tooth – this is the crown. A crown is typically made of gold or porcelain and fits over the newly cleaned tooth, covering it completely and restoring the tooth to its natural shape and function.

Inlays

Inlays are a more permanent solution than fillings. Similar to the process involved with a filling, the decay is removed and the surrounding area cleaned; but, instead of filling it immediately a model of the area is made. This model is then sent to a dental laboratory where a gold or porcelain inlay is created. The inlay is bonded to the tooth creating a comfortable fit and lowering the risk of further decay.

Onlays

An onlay is the solution in between an inlay and a crown. When the damage is too much for a filling or inlay, but not enough for a crown then an onlay is made to fit on top of the cusps of your tooth.

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is a series of crowns connected together to replace a missing tooth or teeth. It is cemented in place and feels very similar to a natural tooth.

If you need more information about Dental Restorations in Lakeland, contact us today.