Tooth Restoration Procedures

Tooth restoration procedures fix cosmetic and structural problems in the mouth. For example, a tooth can be restored after a cavity or to repair damage from a chipped tooth.

Direct composite resins are preferred because they can be applied in one visit; however, polymerization shrinkage limits their utility in 강남역치과 stress-bearing areas. Glass and resin ionomers also are commonly used for indirect fillings.


Dental fillings are a common restoration used to treat tooth decay, but also used to correct minor cosmetic problems like chipped teeth and crooked teeth. In addition, they can be used to seal the space between teeth where bacteria could enter and cause more severe damage to the tooth if left untreated.

In order to complete the dental filling procedure, your dentist will first need to prepare the damaged area. This process involves using a dental hand tool, laser or acid gel to remove the bacteria and decay from the tooth. The dentist will then isolate the area to prevent interference from moisture during the bonding process and apply a dental adhesive. The composite will then be layered into the affected area and hardened with a unique light.

This type of direct restoration is usually a good option for smaller cavities and offers a more natural looking result than amalgam or silver fillings. However, composite resins are more prone to wear and stain than other types of restorations, and they may need to be replaced on a regular basis.


Crowns are tooth shaped “caps” that are placed over a damaged, weak or misshapen tooth to restore its original function and appearance. They are often the treatment of choice when a large cavity has destroyed most of the original tooth, following root canal therapy, for teeth with severe enamel erosion due to grinding or clenching or when a tooth is cracked or broken. They can also be used to hold dental bridges in place or cover a dental implant.

There are several types of crowns:

Direct resin crowns (sometimes referred to as acrylic crowns) are made from a mixture of plastic type materials that are colour matched to the natural tooth. They can be made at the dentist under local anaesthetic. They are the cheapest type of crowns, however they do not last as long as indirect porcelain or gold.

A more durable and aesthetic alternative to direct resin is laboratory based composite. These are reinforced to produce a tougher, more durable restoration which can be in place for months to test the occlusal scheme and aesthetics and provide temporisation prior to placement of a permanent crown.


Missing teeth can significantly affect a person’s smile, ability to chew certain foods and quality of life. Fortunately, dentists have several tooth restoration options to help patients replace missing teeth and restore their smile and bite. One option is a dental bridge.

Dental bridges are designed to fill in gaps that result from missing teeth. They typically use healthy neighboring teeth or dental implants to anchor the restoration. Our dental team will complete a full evaluation to determine the best type of bridge for you.

After receiving a dental bridge, it will take some time to adjust to the new bite. However, most of our Brookfield patients find that they enjoy the benefits of a restored bite and healthy smile after just a couple of weeks. Bridges also help to redistribute chewing and resting bite forces, which may otherwise weaken nearby teeth.

Traditional dental bridges consist of at least two crowns and an artificial tooth that fits between them. The dentist will prepare the teeth on either side of the gap by grinding them and removing any decay, then they will make an impression of the gum line to ensure that the bridge will fit properly. A temporary crown will be placed on the affected teeth while a permanent one is made at a later appointment. The dentist will then attach the bridge to the teeth on either side of the gap and cement it in place.


Implants replace missing tooth roots to improve chewing abilities, maintain jaw bone density, and help support facial features. They are an effective tooth replacement option for many patients, but they do require a substantial investment of time and money to complete the restoration.

The first step in getting an implant is to schedule a consultation visit with a dental professional who offers this treatment. During the meeting, diagnostic imaging will be used to ensure that you have sufficient bone mass to place the implants. If you have experienced significant bone loss, a bone graft may be needed to build up the area before the procedure can be performed.

During the implant placement process, a screw-like titanium post will be inserted into the empty socket. Over time, the jawbone will fuse with the implant to create a strong and sturdy base for the artificial tooth. The final tooth is then attached to the abutment, and the entire procedure is complete.

The success of an implant restoration is highly dependent on a patient’s commitment to oral hygiene and regular visits. If you follow these practices, you can expect to enjoy a lifetime of healthy and comfortable smiles. You should also avoid eating hard or sticky foods that can damage the restorations. Your dental professional can provide you with specific instructions about how to care for your implants and restores to keep them in good shape.